Hyde 6yr No. 5 Single Grain Irish Whiskey is named for Alan Hyde, who owns and manages the whiskey label. According to an informative write-up by Irishwhiskey.com (Stuart McNamara), the whiskey is a 100% single malt sourced from Cooley Distillery (now Kilbeggan Distillery and owned by Suntory-Beam) aged in ex-bourbon casks. The No. 5 expression is aged first in ex-bourbon casks (highly customary) but then finished in Pinot Noir red wine barrels, an unusual finish and imparting a specific color and character to the whiskey.
Hibernia Distillers is located in West Cork, Ireland founded by Alan Hyde.