Wednesday, March 01, 2023


The Waterford Distillery, has today announced the launch of a new permanent addition to its whisky range.

Waterford - Cuvée: Argot (47% ABV) is an Irish single malt whisky, which has been matured in a combination of First-fill American oak casks (37%), Virgin American oak casks (19%) French oak casks (19%) and Vin Doux Naturel casks (23%).

Waterford - Cuvée Argot

Waterford’s Cuvée Concept, which is inspired by the legendary châteaux of France, is the first of its kind in the single malt whisky industry. By harvesting, distilling and maturing Irish barley farm by farm, each with its own distinct terroir-derived flavour profile, the Cuvée: Argot’s complexity combines a number of distinct Single Farm Origins – each one a unique whisky in its own right – to create a signature bottling from the distillery.

Waterford - Cuvée: Argot, which is the distillery’s first permanent global bottling, brings together several of Waterford’s Single Farm Origins, with an added hint of true Irish peat.

This latest release, is said to deliver notes of orange peel, almonds stewed apple, bread crust, green foliage, mixed berries, fennel and white chocolate on the nose. Followed by notes of bell peppers, granola, grapefruit, smokey barbecue, banana milkshake and green apple skin on the palate

Full transparency and traceability of the Cuvée: Argot is accessible by its game-changing TÉIREOIR code. Utilising pioneering technology, drinkers have full access to how the barley was harvested, stored, malted, and distilled – ensuring the diligence and veracity of each Single Farm Origin.

Commenting on the launch, Mark Reynier, Waterford Distillery Founder and CEO, said: “We are delighted to introduce the Cuvée: Argot as part of our continued quest to uncover whisky’s most natural flavours. At Waterford Distillery, our view is rather than a manufactured product, Waterford whisky is an agricultural produce. It’s of the land; our reverence for its raw material, barley. And Argot is our introduction to that Waterford whisky world.”

Mark, went onto say: “With this new addition to our ever-growing collection of bottlings, Argot is a refreshing, more accessible bottling for whisky lovers and flavour enthusiasts to experience our Cuvée Concepts.”

Waterford - Cuvée: Argot, will be available later this month from the distillery’s website and specialist retailers, for a RRP of £56.00.

Posted by Steve Rush