This is the oldest Waterford Whisky I have tasted until now, aged at 3 years 11 months and 18 days, which is still 3 years old and as I said multiple times, the whisky is still young, but the game is totally different.
Take a second and look at the barrel composition above. Unlike the other Waterford whiskies I have reviewed, this one has no whisky matured in virgin American oak.
The nose offers a complex character with lemon cologne, rosemary, damp earth, dried dates, almonds, barnyard notes. Stunning!
The texture is slightly lighter than the others but still oily. Apricots linger in the front while quince brings dryness to the back with dried fruits, porridge and baking spices fill the rest.
The finish is long with cocoa beans, nutmeg, malty sweetness.
I can say that this 3 year old can fight to some 10-12 year olds!