Waterford Biodynamic Luna 1.1
Waterford Distillery have worked with biodynamic Irish farmers – Trevor Harris, John McDonnell and Alan Mooney to produce the world’s first certified biodynamic whiskey. Luna 1.1 is matured in a combination of 35% first-fill US oak; 17% virgin US oak; 26% Premium French oak; and 22% Vin Doux Naturel oak. This Single Malt is non-chill filtered and naturally coloured. The 21,000 bottles are released at 50% ABV and retail at about €90.
Omar Fitzell Notes
A strong, astringent start makes way for more floral notes.
Sweetness in the form of honey along with a clove spice. A strong note from the grain, almost like chewing on some malted barley.
Medium finish, finishing with fresh green apples.
One of the better Waterford whiskeys I’ve tried. When age is considered, it has massive potential.
Al Higgins notes
Bread dough, grape must, barley maltings, Ovaltine, porridge, lemon muffins and agave syrup.
Powerful and a little spicy. Flavours of cinnamon, ginger, malted barley and other grains, lemon, orange and honey.
Quite thin, a little bit hot and short with spice and dusty oak.
Great barley malt flavours. Some obvious youthfulness which is to be expected. Viewed as a work in progress this is another sign that Waterford will be excellent whiskey once it hits full maturity.
Omar has been lurking in the background of the Irish Whiskey Industry since 2010 when he started his journey through tasting, enjoying and collecting whiskey. In January 2018 he launched the online blog “That’s Dram Good” which, in those few short months, has become one of the most popular whiskey blogs in Ireland.
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