Waterford Arcadian Serie Organic Gaia Ed. 2.1 70cl 50°
After a successful first bottling of the experimental Arcadian Series, made with 100% organic Irish barley, Waterford returns with a new Organic Gaia 2.1 edition.
The name Gaia is a reference to the goddess and personification of Mother Nature herself. This new version was made from barley harvested in 2016 from 6 Irish farms. John Mallick, Paddy Tobin, Alan Jackson, Pat and Denis Booth, Jason Stanley and Trevor Harris are the men who responded to Waterford’s challenge to produce Ireland’s first organic barley dedicated to malting.
This new limited edition is the result of a blend of first-fill Bourbon barrels (39%), American new oak barrels (17%), French oak barrels (19%) and barrels that have contained a natural sweet wine. (25%).
The difference with the first edition comes from the more powerful influence of French oak and the barrels stamped with natural sweet wine. The whisky is warm, with marked notes of malted barley, enhanced by a gourmet touch (chocolate, brown sugar, fig biscuit, peanuts), sympathetic notes of fresh or zesty fruits (orange, grapefruit, cherry) and a spicy finish of great refinement.
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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.