Waterford Spring Releases: Tinnashrule joins Lakefield and Hook Head

A single farm bottling especially for the German market

The Waterford Irish Single Malt Whisky has made the term “terroir” big in the whisky world over the past year. The young Irish distillery's first whisky was released in April 2020 (we reported). Since then, CEO Mark Reynier has presented a wide range of single malts bottlings. For this spring, seven single farm bottlings were announced forming Edition 1.1.

The two releases Waterford Lakefield and Waterford Hook Head were launched worldwide, five more editions will each be sold exclusively in a special country, in the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Germany. By assigning a specific farm to a national market, Waterford would like to give fans there the opportunity to specifically experience the development of a whisky over the years. Grattansbrook is UK only, Lacken is for France, Tinnashrule for Germany, Mortarstown for Belgium and Wilkinstown fort he Netherlands.

New Single Farm release: Waterford Tinnashrule

Waterford Tinnashrule 1.1 has now arrived at the German retailers. The whisky was distilled in January 2017 and bottled in March 2021. The casks used for this spring edition releases consist of 15% red wine casks made from French oak (Margaux), 17% Vin Doux Naturel barrels (Sherry / Sauternes), 22% new American oak casks, 46% first-fill casks of American oak. Like all Waterford Single Farm Editions, the Tinnashrule was bottled unchill-filtered and uncoloured at 50% ABV.

Tasting notes for the Waterford Tinnashrule 1.1

Nose: Sweet honeycombs, plums, orange zest and rose water, with barley flakes, a bit of mint freshness and dark chocolate with the flavour of leather and aniseed.

Palate: cloves, white pepper and dark chocolate turn into fresh bread and tangy grapefruit. Notes of orange syrup and root vegetables lead into the finish.

Finish: Long, warming and spicy.

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