Waterford Ballymorgan Edition 1.1

Waterford Ballymorgan Edition 1.1

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Waterford Ballymorgan Edition 1.1

Country: Ireland Distillery: Waterford
Type: Single Malt
Age: 3
Cask: 1st fill ex-American whiskey, American Virgin Oak, French Oak, Vin Doux Naturel
ABV: 50.0%
Proof: 100.0
Price: $90
Teireoir Code: F013E01-01

Nose: Vanilla, toasted oak, dusty, lemon zest, white peach, custard, milk chocolate, pine wood

Palate: Sweet barley, custard, green apples, white pepper, cloves, caramel, savory feeling on sides

Finish: Gentle ginger dryness, heather, spices at the back, white pepper

Writing about Waterford Whisky is a big matter. There is an overdose of details about the distillery, the production, the people behind it, the concept and everything else. That is why I have written an article to cover these topics and resolve to the reviews! If you don’t know Waterford Distillery yet, stop and click this link, read and come back.

I will start my Waterford reviews with Waterford Ballymorgan Edition 1.1.

Waterford Ballymorgan Edition 1.1 is a single farm origin whisky from the Irish distillery. The whisky was produced from the barley that was grown on and harvested from the Ballymorgan Farm! Grower, Robert Milne and his family has been farming on these fields for five generations.

The Ouverture barley harvested in 2015 from the fields was distilled in 2016 and bottled in 2020! For more information follow the Teireoir Code!

The fermentation time for the production is 136 hours! We even consider 50-60 hours to be considered as long. With 136 hours, expectations of different aromas and flavors increase too.

First Fill ex-American Whiskey
37%
Virgin American Oak
18%
Premium French Oak
27%
Vin Doux Naturel
18%

 

Barrel Composition for Ballymorgan Edition 1.1 is given on the left. If you want to get more information on the barrels visit click on the Teireoir Code above and check out the sizes, cooperages and fill dates of these barrels.

My Two Cents

One tasting this edition of Waterford should be aware that this whisky is from Ireland and it is only 3 years old! Well, it is 3 years, 10 months and 23 days old as specified but that is technically only 3 years old by law. And in the UK, this is a young age!  If you ask me, 3 years is even young for the American whiskies, but that is another conversation.

Tasting these young whiskies was a journey through what Waterford claims to be the impact of terroir. My ratings will be showing the spirit quality of a young whisky but I am actually expecting more than that.

I found Ballymorgan Edition 1.1’s character to be promising. The palate has an incredible potential to develop. Despite its young age, whisky has rich and layered flavors with a distinctive malty sweetness. With time, the nose gets piny notes and the palate gains some caramel flavors.

I do feel Ballymorgan Edition 1.1. is one of the ‘more mature’ feeling bottles among the Single Farm Origin releases so far.

All whiskies in the Single Farm Origin series gave me a different perspective, which I am thankful for.

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