Galway’s Hyde Bar has one feature in particular that makes it unique among Irish bars, an unparalleled physical collection of gins in its Gin Bible.
With hundreds of gins from every corner of the world available, it is only fitting that Hyde Bar have a gin brand to call its own.
That’s why this week saw the launch of the Hyde Irish Gin to take its own proud place in the collection at a special event in the newly opened Rituals store on William Street.
“HYDE Bar has acquired an impressive reputation for cocktails and food over the last 18 months, but Gin remains our core product.”
“We are very excited to release our new Gin which we believe will be very popular of the festive period,” says Connacht Hospitality Group Sales and Marketing Manager Eveanna Ryan.
This small, hand-crafted batch was made with eight iconic botanicals: Juniper berries, hawthorn berries, elderberries, rosehip berries grapefruit peel, lemon zest, grains of paradise and angelica root.
Rather than the usual basket infusing it was made using a pot distilling method in the copper stills at the Connacht Whiskey Company Distillery in Ballina.
This method helped elevate it to a smooth but rich spirit, with a great depth of flavour to match the finest Irish gins.
The signature Hyde Gin blend opens up with delicious notes of berries followed up by a burst of fresh citrus and finishes with subtle wooden tones and a hint of spices.
Bottled at 40% ABV and launched this week, the Hyde Irish Gin is available the popular, modern cocktail bar on Forster Street.