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Waterford Ballykilcavan: Edition 1.1

Overall rating
82.67/100
votes
287
Whiskybase ID
WB158666
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Farm Origin
Vintage
2016
Bottled
2020
Calculated age
03 years old
Casktype
American Oak, French Oak & Vin Doux Naturel
Number of bottles
8640
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0155L1224
Barcode
5391536630041
Added on
20 may 2020 3:36 pm by Archer
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 128.98

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287 × member ratings

959 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Waterford Ballykilcavan: Edition 1.1

67 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.67 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    3 years, 11 months, 18 days old, fermentation time 150.5 hours. The seeds of the barley (03/19/2015), the barley harvest (08/17/2015), the arrival of the barley at the distillery (01/26/2016) - and a lot more information can be found via the code on the bottle on the distillery's homepage retrievable. What more could you want as a whiskey nerd. If it tastes the way it tastes at just under four years of age, then it will be interesting to see how it will taste at, let's say, 10 years old.

    Comparison Bannow Island (BI) / Ballykilcavan (B)

    nose
    BI is more floral and fruity than B, B is more chocolatier and more "dignified" in the nose. In comparison, B shows a slightly sour note, which it did not have in the solo tasting. B “darker” than BI, B more towards the forest floor, BI more towards the spring flower meadow.

    taste
    B malty, chocolateier than BI. BI stays with its leading floral and fruity note even in comparison. In comparison, B looks “darker” than in solo tasting. Here even a slightly damp forest floor and mushrooms.

    Exit
    The two do not give each other anything in terms of intensity in the finish, each cuts a really good figure in his own way.

    Conclusion comparison
    Different fields, different tastes. Well, that was what Mr. Reynier was trying to prove. Proof succeeded. TEIREoir. Especially for Ireland with EIRE in the word "Terroir". While in solo tasting m. E. If the pendulum swings slightly in favor of Bannow Island, it can be found in the direct comparison pretty much in the middle of both bottlings. In joyful anticipation of what is to come ...
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh and fruity with pineapple, green grapes, mild pepper. Honey and vanilla, Tropi Frutti gummy bears. Grated almonds, marzipan, milk chocolate, nougat. Green apple.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Discreetly powerful, creamy and mouth-filling. Dry wood, whole milk chocolate. At the beginning it has a certain sweetness, it just can't be identified. A little more taste ... applesauce made from green apples? Dried banana chips? Yes, in that direction. Malt. Caramel candy, sugar beet syrup. A touch of black bread. Mild flavor over time, resulting in woody dryness.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length (sic!) And slightly dry. Here in the finish it is clearly malty and chocolaty. Fruit sorbet made from apricots and green apples.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    It is nice enough, but clearly not on the same level as the Bannow Island.
    • Nose
      Fresh strawberries, underripe banana skin and lemon yoghurt. A faint hint of struck matches in the background, but also freshly cut grass, a few barley husks, oat cookies, vanilla pods and orange zest. Finally a touch of peach. I want to judge this on it’s own merit, but that’s difficult when tasting these side-by-side. It’s a little more austere and certainly less complex than the Bannow Island.
    • Taste
      Good mouthfeel again and a tinge of black cracked pepper corns, but that sulphur definitely makes an encore. I know some of the earlier Waterford wine casks have had some trouble with this and it seems some have made their way into this vatting. I’m sensitive to this and it takes me a while to overcome, although I’ve had FAR worse offenders. Hints of cinnamon, caramel and a touch of malt.
    • Finish
      Lingering orchard fruits (apples, stewed pears) and a subtle grassiness. Nice ending after a slightly more challenging middle. Medium to long.

  3. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    nose on pretty pretty honey, and on cereals, on the palate it seems less complex, easier to drink but less sexy ... less horny!
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. nallacam scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Well, I was hoping for something more. Maybe you should have waited a bit for the first releases. For me there has hardly been any development in the barrel as if it were a spirit ... although it is close in age
    I think Daftmill has done a lot right, regarding a fruity, light product that takes a little more time to develop its own character.
    Ardnamurchan comes to mind as a contradictory example, which uses a different style, uses small barrels and sherry barrel maturation to help young distillate get the necessary expression. Of course it's also a matter of taste.
    Even if I like bourbon barrel ripening that doesn't completely cover the distillery character, I lacked any character here.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruit, mainly in the form of quince and pear. The alcohol is very present, a little too pushy for me. Cereals and muesli, then there is a hint of glue ... develops in the direction of the banana. Towards the end it becomes fresher, with lemon.
      A rather reserved nose that has to fight alcohol.
    • Taste
      79 79
      The start is slightly peppery, then becomes a little sweeter. Mineral mouthfeel, then slight bitterness comes from the barrel.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Short and easy.

  5. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Von der Website der Brennerei:

    TOTALLY TRACEABLE & TRANSPARENT

    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.

    https://waterfordwhiskey.com/element/the-teireoir-code/

  6. TsiAI scored this whisky 50 points Expert Senior

  7. jskuk scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    MMMmmm very different to what I expected, it's not bad, I guess given another 10 or 12 years in the casks it will be lovely. I will give the next few releases a miss until some mature stock starts to be released. Great transparency from the distillery, although the website is a killer to find anything (far to much information going on within the website) but nice bottles and packaging. One to watch in the distant future. Not worth the crazy secondary market prices... I guess all the flippers thought it was going to be a Daftmill :-)
    • Nose
      New-makeish, barley forward and plenty of young fresh casks...
    • Taste
      Similar to nose, Citrus and sweet, no complexity but given it's age you would not expect it
    • Finish
      Medium to long

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      72 72

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Irish Lowland

    Waterford is the new Irish distillery from Mark Reynier, which we all remember from his years at Bruichladdich. His search for terroir – or Tèireoir as he very cleverly put on the label – continues undiminished for his new bottlings, of which the very first releases sold out in a flash. This Ballykicavan matured on a combination of American oak, French oak and French Vin Doux Natural casks. The barley, as the name suggests, comes from one single farm: Ballykilcavan. Hence the moniker Single Farm Origin.

    The nose is very young and shows quite some new make-y traits. Luckily I quite like new make. Some sweet barley, farmy scents, freshly cut grass, oats and vanilla. After a few moments some fruity notes appear in the guise of green banana, juicy apricots and lime zest. Some graphite as well. And a touch of rubber, I’m sorry to say. In all honesty, this nose reminds me more of a Scottish Lowland malt then an Irish one.

    The body is very creamy and the malt is bittersweet. The sweet barley and citrus fruit return, with some pepper, but the new make-y notes return as well. I can almost taste the mash! Nevertheless, it is pretty good. I’m actually a bit impressed. Vanilla and a sudden uppercut of caramel make it very sweet – more so than the nose promised. It actually turns a bit candy-like.

    I get some more unripe banana, but also apples and pears in the surprisingly long, bittersweet and somewhat drying finish.

    Not bad for such a young malt, but not great either. Does not feel Irish at all, but that is fine, of course. What bothered me a bit was the note of rubber on the nose and the rather candy-like taste, but the finish made up for all of that. Initially released around 70 EUR.

  10. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Balance (20)
    The aroma is interesting (given the age of course). The spice from the new tubs is excessive. In general, 3 USD / 100 € / ... where is this world rolling (82)
    • Nose
      Malt, vanilla, a little acetone mineral water, yellow fruits, ripe numeyku fruit, a hint of an extinguished candle in a cowshed ... bread notes. (21)
    • Taste
      The taste is round, oily, fruity, spicy with a bunch of vegetables and soft notes (21)
    • Finish
      Finish vegetable, spicy, oily, mineral ... (20)

  11. Varrek scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Well, definitely too young in terms of taste, which reminds me some punch. Next sip sweat, a bit vanilla, similar to Irish blends. Finish too sour
    Overall concept is interesting

  12. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    cereal and creamy on vanilla cream, honey with its small sweet grains on the top.
    on fresh fruit a little crushed, apple forward
    a little vegetal return on the artichoke, then a little peach and apricot
    mouth:
    fairly pronounced spices, the young malt that emerges, a dry woody side, the alcohol arrives with a little almonds, a little bitterness that persists
    yellow fruits (pear and cooked banana) finally but fleetingly, pepper comes back and dominates.
    final:
    spicy, a little woody, cereal yes and peppery, quite short.

  13. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Not very balanced, but not very bad either. There is a bit of a sulphur edge to it and now that I have tasted it more often it seems to be a bit worse. It feels a bit young, which is of course not strange because it is a young single malt. ;-) Without that sulphur edge, I think I would have scored it a little higher.
    • Nose
      It’s quite malty. Oats and fresh lemon peels. A hint of sulphur. Barley sugar. Freshly cut grass. Grapefruit. A few spices. Purple wine gums.
    • Taste
      Barley sugar again. A hint of honey. Caramel fudge. Sulphur here as well. Milk chocolate. Oats. Grapefruit. Some kind of off note.
    • Finish
      Short to mid-long. Oats and black pepper.

  14. LordBellamy scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    with water: more sparkling, almost a little like fermenting mash

    Conclusion: weaker than Bannow Island, barley fire with barrel storage. Just why? Because you need the money? Store the stuff, give the brand time to mature and then convince the pack with really good material.
    • Nose
      75 75
      Muesli, oatmeal, barley, cereals, subtle icing sugar and some light fruit, which is replaced by a few bananas with the Zei, yeast
    • Taste
      74 74
      Barley, cereals, slightly mineral, slightly peppery hotness, vanilla
    • Finish
      73 73
      short, cereals, a bit through and quite clear oak with some bitterness

  15. Derufus scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  16. Odinson scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  17. Rien scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  18. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  19. 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.

  20. grinface scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    I don't get access to it. The young character and the missing highlights. I think a few years of maturity is needed.

    Full review, alongside five other Irish: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/03/23/sechs-irische-whiskey-am-st-patricks-day/

  21. zzqfyl scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  22. cloudyweedram scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A warm beer/riesling in a sunny, breezy, early summer afternoon. A ripen honeydew melon. How lovely is that!
    • Nose
      88 88
      The smell was dominated by beer, like the top note of a cold one that stayed in a glass at room temperature for a bit too long. Reminded me of sipping beer in an early summer afternoon under the sun after a good hike, blessed by a gentle breeze! How pleasant it is! Then there's mineral water. Underneath it is yeasty and bready. Bergamot essential oil also appeared. With time, the beer became room temperature riesling, accompanied by sandalwood. And these just stayed there...quite marvelous! Overall, the nose is different, unexpected and exquisite. There is absolutely no need to add any water, which simply watered the enjoyment down but didn't add anything extra.
    • Taste
      85 85
      It's quite strong when drank neat. And very sweet, like ripen honeydew melon!
      With water, it became much rounder, less sweet, and a bit more nuttier, like eating chopped roasted almond.
      It is not complex, but quite delightful to drink.
    • Finish
      84 84
      There's some freshness in the aftertaste, a little zestiness, some mint and a little pepper. There's also some bitterness. Compare with the nose and palate the finish is relatively dry.

  23. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    28.03.2022
    • Nose
      Oha starts right away with a sulfur note, moss, grass, grain, a little lemon, herbs, mint
    • Taste
      Honey, a little apricot, lemon, herbs, herbal candy, a little cough syrup, grapefruit, pepper

  24. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    quite malty in profile.

    I don't find the alcohol integrated so well in the nose.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  25. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Fruity and sweet, but also some vegetal and musty notes, bending towards wet cardboard. It just remains within the pleasant zone, but not too convincing overall.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Ripe fruits, a bit dusty and musty, some hints of perfumed stuff as well, floral. Tending towards wet cardboard, but staying just at the good side of it. Pretty some alcohol. Later on more Dreft lemon, and caramel popcorn.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Pretty strong, Again a bit musty, fruity, ripe fruits, vegetal. Then some cinnamon, and apple beignets.
    • Finish
      83 83
      No more smooth, and more sweet. Again some fruits. A little sparkling. A tad short finish.

  26. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Here, too, the fruit dominates.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  27. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  28. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  29. Expraesi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  30. thebonewolf scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Butter cookie, fried dough, fruit tries to sneak in.
    • Taste
      72 72
      Malty. Green fruit, honey. Off note under it all.
    • Finish
      68 68
      Off malt, grass, honey.

  31. whiskybro scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  32. whiskytornado scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  33. Cipidos scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
      fruity, gummy bears, green apple
    • Taste
      78 78
      slightly spicy, dry, dried wood
    • Finish
      76 76

  34. Fabian scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It is already a nice whiskey for its age.
    Personally I think the price is too high, I think € 50 is appropriate.
    And you like the appearance or ugly, I don't like dark blue but I like the design.

  35. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N: Huskier than the Bannow with a different profile direction towards ripening grape sugars, sweet vegetal nutty brine and a passing hint of coconut.

    T: Very different from the Bannow with more oaky raisins and sultana sugars leading to suggestions of sherry maturation, though it’s more bourbon-esque cask tannins that come through, albeit utterly unobtrusively. I liken the sweet oak aspect to Chinkapin oak that Raasay [WLP] are utilising for their cuvee-styled whiskey.

    F: Sweet vegetal[/cereal/oak] tannins steer this one to the end, a grape-like almost briny griminess with a coppery sweetish < raisin-ish final flourish, slightly congealed at the death.

    C: I’m very much missing pre-information about these whiskies, of which I know there will be heaps & heaps from Mark Reynier. On its own merits, I find this very likeable – neither particularly Scottish, certainly not Irish, net neither quite ‘New World’ either. Very tasty.

  36. Gareth74 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A light touch

    Back to Waterford. I blame the nice looking bottles. Damn, they are pretty.

    Maybe I spoiled myself having the Gaia 1.1 first. That really was quite a thing for something younger than many of my socks. So, how does this single farm version stack up against the vatted organic youngster?

    On the nose and it’s a lesser affair to be sure. Less sweet, less custardy. It’s undeniably a snapshot of the ingredients though. It’s vanilla, banana, and barley. Grist and varnish and something more vegetal. A light and soft cooling menthol mingles with tinned pears and a creamy note that flits between a little raspberry ripple and oak and a little white pepper. It’s ok. Lightness is the order of the day.

    In the mouth and I think I’ve deffo been spoiled with the Gaia. Straits away it’s sweet but there less of a full, rounded sweetness. It’s tempered with more woodiness. Not bitter, just more wood. Oak and a certain thinness to the proceedings. A little fruit syrup. A little vanilla. A little fresh grated ginger and white pepper. It begs the question, how does this relate to others from the 1.1 releases?

    Maybe this is the whole point of them. It’s all about understanding the differences between them and seeing how they develop and where the points of similarly are and where they diverge from each other. On its own this feels a little lonely and lost, like it needs company to exist at this stage.

    Is it any good? Yeah, it’s nice but not worth the price of admission on its own BUT... in another 5 years or so, tasted along side older siblings and a few others from different farms it’s probably going to be one of those experiences you were glad you had. Time. That’s the thing. This is an exercise in time. And it will be the ultimate arbiter of whether this amazing and obsessive adventure is a hit or a miss.

    Until them I’ll hold my breath.

    And have another big glass of that lovely Gaia 1.1

  37. kanpai79 scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  38. rpvdwel scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  39. Funtik scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    20 20 20 20

  40. gaboruso scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  41. Mapl scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  42. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  43. holborndrinker scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A very pleasant dram on a cold wet night.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Slightly sweet notes of resin.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Quite a full mouthfeel, sweetness - watermelon perhaps with a hint of heat.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long, spiky - almost bubblegum on the finish.

  44. mema82 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  45. Tastingbros scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Full review :
    https://tastingbros.com/2020/09/30/the-hype-train/
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  46. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  47. thierryziegler scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  48. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Good Irish whiskey at a price that is too high for its age
    • Nose
      85 85
      Apricot, peach, good sweetness
    • Taste
      83 83
      Again good sweetness, beautiful yellow fruits, quite elegant
    • Finish
      81 81
      Relatively short but consistent with the taste

  49. berarith73 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  50. neus007 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  51. galg33 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Nose: spicy and more grassy / farmy than the previous one, with quite some pepper on the nose here, some fruit but also quite deeper and more brooding, or darker, not as fruity and summer but more autumnal and leafy, that sort of thing going on.

    Palate: I am getting a wine-y note, and some deep chocolate/ cocoa/ malt and char toasting, again leafy and damp, with a bitter edge, the sherry casks are more pronounced here for sure.

    Finish : black pepper, barley, cereal, ginger.

  52. FernetBranco scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  53. DrunkDude scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting one to include that vegetable Metalic flavor inside.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Smell: meaty, peaches, waxy, lavanda candles. 86
    • Taste
      87 87
      Taste: little honey and fatty, little plums, little umami, a little bit of vegetable bitterness, or metallic. 87
    • Finish
      85 85
      Aftertaste: coca 85

  54. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Simply too young, but with potential. Sweet grainy notes with malty honey notes. A little pastry in the direction of French cakes, with apple and pear in vanilla. Subtle wood in the background. Let's give him another 10 years ;-)
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  55. JoshNRW scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Especially in comparison with the 10 Invergordon from Best Dram before that, which was very easy to drink and pleasing, I find an unconventional whiskey a little more for a change.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Nice floral, like the bannow a slight metal and muff note, so a little sour, unripe grapes, less Irish than the bannow. Exciting, not just this super tasty profile like many other whiskeys that can do this via an overfinish, but balanced and interesting. I really like matches, apricot, pear, apple, grass, there is a lot and really balanced for that.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Not 100% pleasing here, but does it always have to be that way? It has very light, smooth corners and edges, but again exciting and not 08/15. A little more sweet than the nose, more apricot.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Good, for the age even great finish.

  56. wako93 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice, better than expected. Not special.

    Creamy, mild, slightly alcoholic note, somewhat youthful.

  57. stefan_PB scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A change of taste of sweetness and fruit adds sharpness in the finish. A very good malt for the very young age of 3 years
    • Nose
      86 86
      The first thing you hear is a fruit pot pourri from which apricot stands out. You can also find a little pear in the nose. Fine vanilla notes are added later. After a long smell, a little aroma of beeswax is added. In the nose it is already complex and very clean, no unsuitable aromas can be found.
    • Taste
      84 84
      A wonderful sweetness flatters the gauemn first. This then turns into pastry notes and lots of fruit again. The apricot and pear are back. If you have it in your mouth longer, almond tones will also appear. Then at the end it gets a little more peppery. A strong, rich body.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long. And here the sweet fruit compote becomes a really peppery, almost spicy dram. A little oak can be felt until the end.

  58. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  59. Dottore scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Compared to Bannow Island, I like my nose much better here. Somehow earthier, tart. Whole grain Weetabix muesli. Fruity citrus and apple notes behind. Subtle vanilla. The longer in the glass the fruity and milder. Tart in the mouth and somehow stronger despite the same drinking strength. A little pepper, again the juicy apple and much more spicy than Bannow Island. Tart, sweet and chocolatey aftertaste.
    The fruit flies here in the room also opted for the Ballykilcavan (2: 0). Who will need Daftmill in the future if you can have Waterford as a farm malt? I'm impressed. 87 points.

  60. dramidaris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  61. McMoulis scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  62. Ninofdram scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  63. Black Widow scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Slight sweetness, apples and very light vanilla.
      Alcohol slightly stinging, but ok for a 3 year old.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Mineral, almost a little sparkling.
      Green apples, slightly sour, calvados resonate.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium to long, alcohol quite well integrated, light spice and grass notes

  64. The_Independent scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very exciting concept. I am a friend of "local Barleys" and so of course this bottling was mandatory. Overall, quite good, especially with the young age. But one sample is enough for me.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Sweet, kind of sticky artificial. Over time, fresh, sour fruits come through. Malt. The alcohol stings slightly in the nose, but in the frame of youth.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Hot alcohol at first. Very sweet, apple, cider, spices, chocolate. With the second sip, significantly more spicy. Reminiscent of Calvados.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, creamy, some apple compote, nougat.

  65. Odysseus93 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  66. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  67. Gldflo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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