Waterford Sheestown Single Farm Origin Edition 1.1 50% 2016
|Serie||Single Farm Origin|
|Cask Type||US Fresh Fill, US New Oak, French Oak, Vin Doux Naturel|
|Conditie||In Orginal Box|
Text courtesy of Serge Valentin, Whiskyfun.com:
At Waterford, where tèireoir matters
Mark Reynier and gang will never do things like anyone else, that’s for sure. Even the new word ‘tèireoir’ that, I suppose, means Irish terroir, is francely amusing, is it not? Anyway, Waterford’s first official bottlings have arrived and naturally, we cannot wait. I won’t try to add any further literature though, especially since our friend Billy Abbot over there in London Town has already done it in the most splendid of manners. All I’ll add is that the caskbills (yet a now word, no?) are a little different depending on the bottlings, but they remain pretty similar, with some refill and virgin American oak, some French oak, and some VDN which, I suppose, means Vin Doux Naturel in this context, so sweet wine. Let us proceed if you will… Oh and the bottles are as blue as Haig Club’s, but I doubt they would hire David Beckham. Now I’ve heard Cantona was free, and so is Thierry Henry. Maybe not a good idea…
Words Of Whisky:
Nose: Plenty of barley husks, a whiff of porridge, and some light notes of marzipan and vanilla. Somewhat yeasty with hints of moss, but also a whisper of orange marmalade and barley sugar.
Taste: Quite oily with a nice mixture of floral notes, strawberries and a good amount of bran. Also notes of apricots, pears and pickled oranges, accompanied by strong breakfast tea and peppercorns.
Finish: Lingering floral notes with a touch of limoncello and maybe even some chocolate.
Lots to like and explore here. It’s undeniably young whisky but the complexity is already there.