Waterford Ballymorgan Single Farm Origin Edition 1.1 50% 2016
€ 61,71 (in Vat)
|Serie||Single Farm Origin|
|Cask Type||US Fresh FIll, US New Oak, French Oak, Vin Doux Naturel|
|Condition||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…
Serge Valentin (88)
Barley was Overture, harvested 2015, grower was Robert Milne in Wexford, and the dog was an Irish Setter, naturally (S., please stop it!) The caskbill’s a little different, with both a little more refill American and French oaks, and consequently a little less new American and VDN.
Nose: this one’s rather chalkier I would say, a tad more mentholy too, but with again this feeling of young Meursault straight from first fill wood, then clearly quite some custard and shortbread, as well as a touch of pinewood. It’s probably the sexiest so far, and perhaps the most mature ‘on the nose’.
Mouth: a little oakier on the one hand, and fruitier on the other hand. Pepper and oranges, bread, nutmeg, cinnamon, also rather more ginger, curry, cloves…
Finish: long and spicy.
Comments: clearly different, and perhaps a notch more, say ‘binary’ than the other two, but I like it just the same. Oh and let’s say it, such attention to detail is a bliss anyway.