Waterford The Cuvee
Maturation: 4yrs 5mos 19 days
Bottled: July 2021
# of Bottles: 40,000
Barrel Composition: 38% First Fill US, 19% Virgin US, 19% Premium French, 24% Vin Doux Naturel (sweet fortified wine)
Golden sunrise with intense oils.
Red apples, fresh dry soil, breadcrust, green foliage, lavender, digestive biscuits, oranges, barmbrack, over ripe banana skin, a summer flower bed, fresh mint, coffee cake.
Clove sweets, white pepper, oily, grapefruit, lemon zest, dark chocolate, dry toast, cherries, granola bar, dried herbs, aniseed, green olives, 3 peel marmalade.
Pepper up front with oily spiciness that softens, starts dry but then gets mouth-watering & lingers
The unique library of individual Waterford whiskies–derived from distinctive Irish
terroirs –presents an unprecedented spectrum of natural flavors defined by
Ireland’s soils & microclimates. Now, by layering such singular spirits together, each
expressing its own identity, Waterford is able to create this dynamic assemblage in which 25 individual Single Farm Origins coalesce to create The Cuvée. Thus beginning a new era for malt whisky. A celebration of a complexity only attainable from a fusion of individual terroirs, in this way– & in this bottle – the whole is greater than simply the sum of its parts.
Whisky Advocate’s Editors’ Choice, Spring 2022 - 91 Points