Waterford Distillery is located on the banks of the River Suir, in Waterford, Ireland. Originally a high-tech Guinness brewery, the site was purchased by a private team and converted to distillation in 2015. Waterford uses only 100% Irish malted barley from 86 Farms – including Organic (Ireland’s first), Biodynamic and Heritage grains, grown on 19 terroirs across the South East of Ireland. The distillery uses a spectrum of super-premium oak: 50% US First fill, 20% Virgin US, 15% Premium French. 15% Vin Doux Naturel (sweet fortified wines). Waterford Irish Single Malt Whisky is double distilled, first in an 17,000 litre Wash Still, then 11,000 litre Spirit Still. The distillery produces approximately 1,000,000 litres of spirit a year. Production uses a mash filter as opposed to a traditional mash tun, extended fermentation times to over 120 hours – almost twice the industry standard – to allow for a secondary, malolactic fermentation, rare for the industry. This ensures every last bit of flavour is extracted from each terroir, each farm. Waterford founder Mark Reynier is an industry iconoclast for taking on both the corporate Irish and Scotch whisky world with his totally unique concept of terroir in whisky.
Every bottle of Waterford whisky features its own pioneering TÉIREOIR code. Once entered the code will reveal a host of unprecedented and engaging content related to the release. Using rich photography, and drawing upon our unrivalled digital logistics systems that collects thousands of data points, you will be able to discover maps, the harvest, the grower, distillation details as well as view the full spectrum of wood.
Made from 100% Irish-grown barley, Single Farm Origin: Rathclogh Edition 1.1 was grown by Richard Raftice. The strategic importance of Ráthchloch (stone fort), on the old Kilkenny to Waterford road, was equally appreciated by the Vikings adjacent Danesfort. The striking vantage point looks over Richard Raftice’s low lying land of quick-drying, shallow gravel soils deposited by ancient glacier meltwater ensuring it is an early sowing/ripening terroir.
Cask composition: 31% first-fill US oak, 19% virgin US oak, 25% premium French oak and 25% Vin Doux Naturel (sweet fortified wines).
SINGLE FARM ORIGIN
Using the world’s finest barley, our Single Farm Origin series is an uber- provenance range of natural whiskies that explore Irish terroir one place, one farm, at a time.
Barley-forward, terroir-driven, natural whisky. No coloring, chill-filtration or any additives whatsoever.
Each bottle of Single Farm Origin: Rathclogh Edition 1.1 has a TÉIREOIR code, which offers an unparalleled level of bottling information on the barley, maps, imagery and even audio from the farms.
TÉIREOIR CODE: F016E01-01
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NOSE: Fields and barnyard, black pepper, hay that’s ready to be brought in, blackcurrant jam, warm vanilla, butterscotch, honeycomb, citrus zests.
PALATE: Sweet stewed apple, berry compote, pepper, mince pie, black cherries, coco chocolate.
FINISH: Has warmth with a gentle spice that lasts with some butterscotch.