New Single Farm Origin releases from Waterford Distillery
Two Waterford Single Farm Origins will be available worldwide from mid-March onwards.
Hook Head: Edition 1.1 – The lighthouse at Hook Head, an extreme maritime terroir, stands resolute against the full force of the Atlantic Ocean on Ireland’s southern coast. Exposed to salt-laden storms, Martin Foley’s barley grows on clay/loam soils of the Elton series. This edition is a spice bomb with notes of cloves, salted caramel, liquorice, ginger biscuits, lemon zest, and chilli chocolate.
Lakefield: Edition 1.1 – Lakefield, inland in Lush Co. Laois, is farmed by the enigmatic Seamus Duggan – a Barley Grower of the Year trophy winner. Derived from limestone and sandstone, these well-drained, deep loam soils produce exceptional barley. This edition is a mellow dram with hints of rhubarb and apple tart fresh from the oven.
Five Waterford Single Farm Origins have been allocated to European countries on an exclusive basis:
Grattansbrook: Edition 1.1 – UK only
Lacken: Edition 1.1 – France only
Tinnashrule: Edition 1.1 – Germany only
Mortarstown: Edition 1.1 – Belgium only
Wilkinstown: Edition 1.1 – Netherlands only
CEO Mark Reynier says:
“While our unique terroir approach has been extremely well received, it has been rather frantic meeting the rapid growth – a good problem to have in these troubled times. These new releases allow the discerning drinker to further compare, contrast, and enjoy Irish barley, farm by farm.”
Watch our Words on Whiskey interview with Mark Reynier here: https://youtu.be/A-hsH8bjMK8
Also catch our interview with Ned and Megan here: https://youtu.be/uXNrVk-XG-Y
Waterford Distillery was our featured distillery in issue 6: https://www.irishwhiskeymagazine.com/magazine/issue6/