Waterford distillery is bringing a range of its single farm Irish Whiskeys to the United States, as well as the first ever organic Irish single malt. The line of spirits from former Bruichladdich CEO/miracle worker Mark Reynier is set to arrive stateside this month.
“What we’re producing is single malt whisky that happens to be made in Ireland,” said Reynier. “What we are doing is an intellectual proposition. It is for the curious, not the followers.”
The Waterford Irish Whiskey range coming to the United States consists of three specific single farm offerings and one blended from a group of the various farm barleys:
- Rathclogh: Edition 1.1 – barley grown by Richard Raftice on his low-lying, quick-drying, glacier meltwater gravel soils in Kilkenny. Rath Clogh, Stone Fort.
- Dunbell: Edition 1.1 – barley grown by Ned Murphy, east of the River Nore in County Kilkenny, on deep loamy soils derived from glacial drift of limestone, sandstone & shale. Dun Bile, Fire Fort.
- Dunmore: Edition 1.1 – barley grown by John Tynan in County Laois, on a westerly-facing, lowland terroir by an ancient medieval fort. Dún Mór, Big Fort.
- Organic: Gaia 1.1 is the first ever organic Irish single malt (certified by the Organic Trust) and part of our new Arcadian Series – our unconventional array of heritage, organic and biodynamic distillates. This first whisky is distilled from organic Irish barley grown by John Mallick, Paddy Tobin, Alan Jackson, Pat and Denis Booth, Jason Stanley and Trevor Harris.
All of the Irish distillery’s whiskeys “are fully matured in a spectrum of super-premium oak including first-fill and virgin US oak, Vin Doux Naturel – sweet fortified wines – and premium French oak. They’re each bottled at 50% ABV without colouring, chill-filtration or any additives.”
About 13,000 bottles of Rathclogh and Dunmore, and 6,000 bottles of Dunbell will be made available and will be priced around $95, while 6,000 bottles of the Organic: Gaia 1.1 will hit the US market and cost around $110 each. All Waterford Irish Whiskeys are being imported by Glass Revolution Imports.