Tuesday, May 14, 2024


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

Waterford – Cuvée Koffi (50% ABV) was produced using 24 individual single farm origin / single malt whiskies - aged between six and seven years old, which were matured in a combination of different casks; 36% First Fill American Oak, 17% Virgin American Oak, 21% Premium French Oak and 26% Vin Doux Naturel.

Waterford Cuvée Koffi 

Inspired by the greatest Bordeaux châ teaux and Champagne Grande Marques, each single farm origin / single malt used to produce The Waterford – Cuvée Koffi, was distilled separately, using 100% local Irish barley grown on individual terroirs across the south east of Ireland.

To complement the whisky’s complex flavours, rising star of the French art scene, Nathanaël Koffi, collaborated with the brand to create a striking label and packaging design. The vibrant, multi-dimensional colours and patterns reflect the complexity of each bottling: the component terroirs, the diverse cask profile, and assemblage – in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Waterford – Cuvée Koffi, is said to deliver notes of red apple, homemade brown bread, marmalade, white pepper, dry herbs, cola cubes, sherbet sweets, lavender and fresh soil on the nose. Followed by notes of lemon and strawberry shortbread biscuits, black pepper, grapefruit, chilli chocolate, oyster crackers, barley sugar, summer fruit compote and liquorice all sorts sweets on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Mark Reynier, CEO and Founder of Waterford Distillery, said: “Our years of natural flavour exploration with have led us to this momentous bottling. The Waterford –Cuv ée Koffi is no ordinary whisky. It’s our lodestar. Made from Irish-grown barley that is harvested, malted and distilled separately, then layered together on after another, to achieve the most natural, complex, flavoursome single malt. Our whisky has the audacity and generosity to actually taste of barley – ours is agricultural produce, not a manufactured product. Our vision from the start has always been to challenge the whisky status-quo and show how whisky’s core ingredient – the barley – is responsible for its natural flavours, andCuvée Koffi is further proof of that concept."

Waterford – Cuvée Koffi, is now available from the Waterford Distillery website and specialist retailers, for a RRP of £73.00.


Posted by Steve Rush