Waterford Single Farm Origin Lakefield Ed. 1.1 70cl 50°
Waterford is a distillery that is reinventing the production of whiskey in the south of Ireland. This is where the most exciting project of recent years takes shape. The main goal is to extract the taste and the terroir that will give barley its characteristics.
Lakefield Edition 1.1 is the result of barley harvested in County Laois in 2016 from rolling plains by Seamus Duggan, voted 2019 Farmer of the Year by the Waterford teams.
In this part of Ireland, the soil is rich and fertile, loamy type and well drained. It makes it possible to produce exceptional barley! The result is a very pastry Single Malt, rich in malty and gourmet flavors. The whole is embellished with aromas of resin, flowers and sweet spices.
With its "Single Farm Origin" range of natural whiskies in a limited edition, the Waterford distillery aims to reveal the qualities of Irish terroir. Produced from 100% Irish barley, recognized as the most qualitative in the world, each bottling is the result of a harvest, a farm, a terroir. They are the expression of precision and rarity, revealing the aromas and flavours of barley from small Irish farms and varying with each harvest. Waterford allows you to know from each bottle, all the factors that influenced the character of the whisky, from the soil of the field to the different barrels used, including the variety of barley, yeast, etc.
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.