Waterford Distillery has a very different way of doing things and I’ve blogged about them on numerous occasions since their inception:-
- Waterford Distillery Releases ORGANIC: GAIA 1.1 – Ireland’s First Organic Whiskey In Modern Times
- Waterford Distillery Releases New Whiskies After Sell-Out Debut
- Waterford Distillery Appoints It’s Very Own ‘Terroir Agronomist’
- Waterford Distillery Makes History With First Biodynamic Irish Whiskey
So it was great to receive some samples to try – courtesy of Waterford Distillery – Cheers!
So, what did I think? Here are my tasting notes …
Tasting Notes – Waterford Irish Single Malt Whiskey – Single Farm – Ballymorgan: Edition 1.2 (50%)
Approx. 4 years old with barley grown by Robert Milne in Co. Wexford. Matured in a combination of French and American oak casks.
Nose: Popcorn, fruity toffee. Aromas of dusky pannelled rooms. Later on there’s thick creamy caramel.
Palate: Sweet popcorn, crisp apples, orange coupled with toffee caramel and creamy chocolate.
Finish: Great spice and pepper hit with some salt at the end.
Water brings out a lot more with this dram reaviling more of the above, especially more chocolate.
Overall: This is a very mature, dignified dram – despite being pretty young. A few drops of water works very well in optimising it’s flavours – making for a tasty dram indeed!
Tasting Notes – Waterford Irish Single Malt Whiskey – Single Farm – Sheestown: Edition 1.2 (50%)
Approx. 5.6 yrs old with barley grown by Phil O’Brien of Kilkenny. Matured in a combination of French and American oak casks.
Nose: Shades of tropical fruits with creamy vanilla toffee.
Palate: Toffee, tropical fruits, creamy biscuit, chocolate.
Finish: Smooth, peppery finish with some creamy toffee to go with it.
Overall: Again, addition of water (just a few drops) really releases the flavours of this dram – to good effect!
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