Tuesday, July 07, 2020


Following the success of their recently released first commercial bottlings, the Waterford Distillery has brought forward the release of two new Single Farm Origin series bottlings, along with a second edition of its first two whiskies.

The Single Farm Origin series, is an “uber-provenance” range of limited-edition whiskies, that explore Irish terroir one farm, once place, at a time, showcasing barley flavours derived from individual Irish farms and harvests.

Waterford Distillery brings forward new whisky releases

The two new bottlings are comprised of:

Ballymorgan: Edition 1.1 (50% ABV) grown by Robert Milne on one of Ireland’s premier malting barley terroirs - the famous Clonroche Series in Co. Wexford, with its loamy, clay soils derived from slate and granite.

Sheestown: Edition 1.1 (50% ABV) grown just outside the historic town of Kilkenny on an undulating, well-drained, lowland terroir predominantly derived from limestone, by Phil O’Brien, father of one of our distillery workers.

The second editions of their first releases, are comprised of:

Bannow Island: Edition 1.2 (50% ABV) now 3 months older, was grown by Ed Harpur on the extreme southern coast of Co. Wexford, where salt-laden Atlantic winds and sandy soils create a unique, if challenging, terroir.

Ballykilcavan: Edition 1.2 (50% ABV) now 3 months older, uses barley grown by David Walsh-Kemmis west of the Barrow in Co. Laois in the barley heartlands, where his fertile fields are sheltered by ancient woodland.

Commenting on the news, Mark Reynier, Waterford Distillery Founder & CEO, said: "We knew there was great interest from the inquisitive, curious and open-minded in our unique philosophy but we were totally unprepared – and mighty humbled – by such an enthusiastic reception. We know this has meant some frustration for people getting their hands on a pair, but please bear with us.”

He went onto say: “Our distributors say this is the most successful launch of a new distillery brand they have ever seen, and we have all been taken off guard. Everyone associated with Waterford Whisky from farmers to maltsters to distillers to warehousemen should be very proud. Sure, it’s early days, but our novel, traceable, transparent, terroir approach seems to have found a niche appreciated by today’s enlightened consumers."

All four of the new Waterford Single Farm Origin series bottlings, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £70.00.

Posted by Steve Rush