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Hyde No. 4 President's Cask Rum Cask Finish, 46%

Price: $55 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

I've yet to taste any Hyde whiskey that I haven't loved, and this may be their best yet. A wave of soft, sweet caramel and toffee, light vanilla, fresh apricot, zesty citrus, rum notes, and an agreeable mix of aromatic spices. Buttery soft mouthfeel with butterscotch sweetness, banana custard, vanilla, and gentle spices. Very approachable and dessert-like, the spices becoming slightly more assertive than the sweetness on the finish.