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Waterford Single Farm Origin - Ratheadon 1.2 700 ml, 50% ABV

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This is the second release of the highly sought after Ratheadon 1.2 release from Waterford Whisky Distillery. Distilled using the early-sown barley from the superb harvest of 2015 which was grown by father and son Stephen & Andrew McDonnell – third and fourth generation growers respectively – upon this unique terroir of a fertile flood plain of the River Barrow. The McDonnell family has farmed here at Ratheadon Farm for some five decades. This bottling, Edition 1.2, is again an Irish exclusive release as will be the case for all bottlings from Ratheadon. 10,000 bottles have been released.

ABV: 50%
Volume: 700ml

Tasting Notes

Nose: Soft, rounded and fruity – sweet peach and sharp nectarine. Marshmallow and candy floss develop, along with sharp apple, damp grain and a hint of sea breeze. An air of vanilla floats around, followed by zesty lime peel
Palate: Initially soft, but with power and spice building. Sweet cream and freshly middled barley lead, with the cream fading to reveal sharp apple sauce a kick of cinnamon heat. Oak sits behind, softly spicy and topped with a fresh split vanilla pod.
Finish: Vanilla cream explodes across the palate, followed by spiced apples and Garibaldi biscuits.
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