Waterford Sheestown Edition 1.1

Waterford Sheestown Edition 1.1

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Waterford Sheestown 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: F015E01-01

Nose: Lemon zest, lavender, sap, freshness, honeycomb

Palate: Creamy, malt-forward, licorice, pears, porridge

Finish: Gentle finish with white peppers, mint chocolate

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.

Waterford Sheestown Edition 1.1 review is my third Waterford Whisky review after Waterford Ballymorgan Edition 1.1 and Waterford Bannow Island Edition 1.2.

This time, the barley is grown in the north of Kilkenny at a farm called Sheestown by Philip O’Brien who has farmed at the point for half a century. The location is also known as Baile an fhasaigh, the ‘place of the lush grass’.

The barley variety grown for this whisky is Irina and it was fermented for 131.5 hours on June 13th 2016, after being harvested in 2015.

Sheestown’s soil has more domination by limestone and sandstone which sees the sunlight for an average of 5 to 5.5 hours a day. Follow the Teireoir Code!

First Fill ex-American Whiskey
35%
Virgin American Oak
21%
Premium French Oak
25%
Vin Doux Naturel
19%

 

Barrel Composition for Sheestown 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.

Honest Thoughts

Hey all! 3 years maturation time for a whisky made in Scotland or Ireland is considered young and yes this is a young whisky. Though my point is to see the impact of barley and single farm in this whisky. Waterford Sheestown Edition 1.1 is aged for 3 years 10 months and 25 days. Almost the same as the other whiskies from the range I have reviewed.

The nose offers a fresh feeling just like lavenders or earth after a short rain. It finishes in a muted way with honeycomb. I liked how distinct each aroma is.

The texture is creamy and in the palate malt sweetness blends with licorice, pears and porridge. Then it leads you to a finish filled with subtle white peppers, mint chocolate and toasted crackers.

The palate certainly was darker than the other Waterfords I have tasted. The nose opened a little bit late but it was pleasant.

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