Waterford Ballykilcavan: Edition 1.1

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Farm Origin
Calculated age
03 years old
American Oak, French Oak & Vin Doux Naturel
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
20 May 2020 3:36 pm by Archer

Average value

£ 70,86

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57 × member ratings

388 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Waterford Ballykilcavan: Edition 1.1

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.48 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    3 years, 11 months, 18 days old, fermentation time 150.5 hours. Sowing the barley (03/19/2015), harvesting the barley (08/17/2015), the arrival of the barley in the distillery (05/10/2015) - and a lot more information is about the code on the bottle on the distillery's homepage available. What more could you want than a whiskey nerd. If he tastes what he tastes at just under four years old, then you can be curious how he will taste with, say: 10 years.

    Comparison Bannow Island (BI) / Ballykilcavan (B)

    BI more floral and fruity than B, B in comparison, more chocolatey and "tastier" in the nose. B shows a slightly sour note in comparison, which he did not show in the solo tasting. B "darker" than BI, B more towards the forest floor, BI more the spring flower meadow.

    B malty, more chocolate than BI. BI also remains in comparison with its leading floral and fruity note. In comparison, B looks “darker” than in solo tasting. Here even a little damp forest floor and mushrooms.

    The two don’t give each other any intensity in the finish, everyone cuts a really good figure in their own way.

    Conclusion comparison
    Different fields, different tastes. That was what Mr. Reynier wanted to prove. Proof successful. TEIREoir. Especially for Ireland with EIRE in the word "terroir". While in solo tasting m. E. the pendulum swings slightly in favor of Bannow Island, it can be found in the direct comparison in the middle of both bottlings. In anticipation of what will come ...
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh and fruity with pineapple, green grapes, mild pepper. Honey and vanilla, Tropi Frutti gummy bears. Grated almonds, marzipan, whole milk chocolate, nougat. Green apple.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Discreetly strong start, creamy and mouth-filling. Dry wood, milk chocolate. At the beginning it has a certain sweetness, but it is not really identifiable. Taste something more ... Applesauce made from green apples? Dried banana chips? Yes, in that direction. Malt. Caramel candy, sugar beet syrup. A hint of black bread. Over time, mild spice that ends in woody dryness.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium (sic!) And slightly dry. Here in the finish it shows up again clearly malty and chocolatey. Fruit sorbet made from apricots and green apples.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Von der Website der Brennerei:


    There’s plenty we would like to share with you about each whiskey. In fact, rather too much for a bottling label – that strange, tiny surface that has been regulated to death.

    Which is why drinkers will be able to access a new feature on the website, currently in beta version with more refinements to come.

    Every bottle of Waterford whiskey features its own pioneering TÉIREOIR code, which once entered online will reveal a host of unprecedented and engaging content related to the release.

    Using rich photography, and drawing upon our unrivalled digital logistics systems that collects thousands of data points, you will be able to explore maps of the place, the harvest, the grower, distillation details as well as view the full spectrum of wood.

    Built upon on our own bespoke software that brings together five data systems from farm to bottle, it has been a remarkable project to collate the data for each release: so watch this space.


  3. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. man2392 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Whilst it is very delicate and you can tell it's young, it's more austere than spirited. You do get apples and pears, primarily it's almost savoury and mineralic, reminds me a bit of mezcal. After fifteen minutes in the glass, I'm getting more bananas than apples and it feels almost a bit tropical. Somebody else compared it to Japanese whiskey and I think they're right. It's nice to try a 3 year old whiskey that isn't STR or heavily charred. Very light for 50% ABV and compares well to whiskies double it's age. Looking forward to revisiting future expressions in a couple of years time.

  5. Rien scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. Odysseus93 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  8. Gldflo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Japanese whiskey, the profile recalls some very good single cask from Mars. Beautiful complexity, a very beautiful product. 89


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