Monday, September 20, 2021


The Waterford Distillery, has today announced the launch of its flagship Irish single malt whisky.

Waterford – The Cuvée (50% ABV) which was created by Head Distiller Ned Gahan, was produced by marrying together 25 individually distilled single farm origin whiskies.

Waterford - The Cuvée

Inspired by Bordeaux’s greatest chateaux, the terroir-driven Waterford Distillery has applied the same methodology to create what it says is “the ultimate in whisky flavour complexity.”

Waterford – The Cuvée, is said to deliver notes of red apples, breadcrust, green foliage, lavender, digestive biscuits, oranges, fresh mint and coffee cake on the nose. Followed by notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, dark chocolate, cherries, granola and marmalade on the palate.

Back in May, Waterford Distillery, announced a partnership with artist Leah Hewson, for the artwork of this latest release. The artwork which is titled Binary Assimilation, is said to be a visual expression of the many layers and complexities within Waterford’s distillation process and reflects the immense sensory experience of terroir-driven whisky consumption.

Commenting on the launch, Mark Reynier, CEO of Waterford Distillery, said: "Coming from a wine background I’ve always been intrigued by how the greatest Bordeaux wines were made. Rather than generically bundling up their grapes in to a single wine they went to the effort of making several individual wines instead, each expressing a terroir-derived personality of its own. Only after months of maturation are these component wines assembled to make a single profound wine of greater complexity, the Grand Vin. Why not with whisky? This is the vision seven years in the making, the essence of the Waterford project.”

Waterford – The Cuvée, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £70.00.

Posted by Steve Rush