Waterford's Cuvee is the result of the distillery's project to produce whisky entirely from 25 single farms of locally grown barley. This whisky is distilled and matured individually, then married together in what founder Mark Reynier describes as the 'definitive expression' of Waterford. This has been a long-awaited release and we are delighted to have this iconic Irish whisky on the shelves. The head distillers observations are as follows.
Nose: 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.
Taste: Clove sweets, white pepper, oily, grapefruit, lemon zest, dark chocolate, dry toast, cherries, granola bar, dried herbs, aniseed, green olives, 3 peel marmalade.
Finish: Pepper up front with oily spiciness that softens, starts dry but then gets mouth-watering & lingers where I close my eyes and relax!