Waterford Single Farm Origin Hook Head Ed. 1.1 70cl 50°
The expression Hookhead Edition 1.1 was distilled from barley grown and harvested in 2015 by Martin Foley on the tip of Hook Head in the south of County Wexford, Ireland, west of Waterford.
This land is marked by clay and clay soil as well as salt storms, sea fog and Atlantic Ocean breezes. The result is a Single Malt with beautiful spicy (nutmeg, white pepper ...) and mineral notes completing its malty and gourmet character.
Hook Head edition 1.1 is part of the Single Farm Origin range from the Waterford Distillery. The expression of the complexity of a single terroir, a single farm, a single harvest ... One place, one farm at a time!
The Waterford distillery was launched by Mark Reynier in Ireland, drawing inspiration from the greatest winegrowers in the world, and is generating enormous interest among whisky lovers around the world.
After having brilliantly directed the Bruichladdich distillery, Mark Reynier launched a new challenge in the world of whisky with Waterford, that of transparency to reveal and enhance the spirit of the terroirs. The distillery will relentlessly transpose to the single malt whisky the same intellectual approach, the same methodology and the same rigor that exist in the world of wine.
Through its “Téireoir code” system, Waterford makes known all the indications which influenced the qualities of its bottlings, of the soil of the field, through its geolocation, the variety of barley, yeast, the barrels used and the assembly carried out: a terroir, a farm, a harvest ... As a bonus, interviews with farmers, superb photos and the sounds of the field can be found on the page dedicated to each Single Malt.
Waterford thus reveals the often underestimated influence of all the elements such as the earth, or the microclimate on the production of whisky.
"For years people have been deceived as to the source of the quality of whisky: first the stills, then the water and now the barrels. We want to highlight what makes whisky the most complex spirit in the world, the original source of its extraordinary aromas and flavours: barley." Says Mark Reynier, founder of the Waterford distillery. "The new Single Farm Origin range is a series of limited editions of natural whiskies with ultra-sharp origins that reveal the Irish terroir farm by farm, place by place. They are the expression of precision and rarity, revealing the aromas and flavours of barley from small Irish farms and varying with each harvest."
Backed by cutting-edge technology, Waterford Single Malts push the boundaries of authenticity and traceability.