Country: Ireland Distillery: Waterford
Type: Single Malt
Cask: 1st fill ex-American Whiskey, French Oak, Vin Doux Naturel
Teireoir Code: F002E01-02
Nose: Damp hay, grain, lemon zest, vanilla, shaved oak,
Palate: Mouthful of malty cereal, sweet vanilla, marzipan, drying spices, chocolate
Finish: Vibrant, cloves, cinnamon, peppermint
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.
All Waterford Whisky reviews I wrote:
- Waterford Dunbell Edition 1.1
- Waterford Rathclogh Edition 1.1
- Waterford Dunmore Edition 1.1
- Waterford Ballykilcavan Edition 1.2
- Waterford Organic Gaia 1.1
- Waterford Ballymorgan Edition 1.1
- Waterford Bannow Island Edition 1.2
- Waterford Sheestown Edition 1.1
Waterford Dunmore Edition 1.1 starts its journey at John Tynan's farm in Dunmore. Nestled between the Slieve Bloom Mountains & the Castlecomer Plateau of County Laois is this westerly-facing, lowland terroir, of limestone-derived loamy drift that harbors a compact gravelly tilth.
Teireoir Code shows us all the details about this whisky. It uses Irina variety of barley with a stunning fermentation time of 156 hours! The soil is Luvisol type with very fine drift and only receives 5 - 5.5 hours of sunlight per day.
First Fill ex-American Whiskey
Virgin American Oak
Premium French Oak
Vin Doux Naturel
Barrel Composition for Dunmore Edition 1.1 is given here. 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.
Being one day short, This is the second oldest Waterford Whisky I have tasted until now, aged at 3 years 11 months and 17 days, which is still 3 years old and as I said multiple times, the whisky is still young, but the idea is totally different.
The nose offers a spring day in a farm for me. Damp hay, lemon zest, shaved oak, vanilla and various spices. The palate is thick with malty qualities. Though, it has more than that. Marzipan, drying cloves, chocolate, red peppers, sweet vanilla. A complex character. The finish is not dull with vibrant oak spices and peppermint.
As I touched the liquid to my tongue, I got the sweet nature of this whisky. It tends to give you sweeter tones on spicy backbones. The dry and spicy finish is fun.