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Waterford Ballymorgan: Edition 1.1

Overall rating
83.51/100
votes
101
Whiskybase ID
161240
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Farm Origin
Vintage
05.2016
Bottled
07.2020
Calculated age
04 years old
Casktype
US FF, US New Oak, Fr Oak, Vin Doux Naturel
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5391536630102
Added on
30 Jun 2020 11:28 am by Archer
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 63.58

28 × in wishlist

101 × member ratings

626 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Waterford Ballymorgan: Edition 1.1

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.51 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    3 years, 10 months, 23 days old, you really have to let it (and the whiskey) melt in your mouth. Where other whiskeys of this age still bathe heartily in pear water, put warm tin on the tongue and don't stingy with freshly stripped branches, this boy already delivers a lot of what makes a good whiskey. 136 hours of fermentation time, by the way.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dried herbs, hanging in an old room, the floor made of clay, dried flowers in a vase in the window. Cold coffee grounds mixed with block malt, yeast dough and a hint of dried lavender. Marjoram, chervil, tarragon. And yet there are also hints of a fresh note of freshly sliced red apples and mirabelle plums.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet apple crumble, malt, toffee, milk chocolate. And then a dry wood note comes around the corner pretty quickly, bringing leather notes and tobacco leaves with it. Slightly tart herbs on the tongue - marjoram and chervil to it - give it a certain depth. Tart honey, sugar beet syrup.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Soon comes to a fine bitter conclusion. Fudge, caramel, dark chocolate, and cold coffee bring up the rear.

  2. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I haven’t been overheating my F5 button to get the first official bottlings of the Waterford distillery but I was curious enough to join an initiative in which 4 different expressions were sampled into 3cl bottles. So I grabbed my sample set. This is going to be the third one I taste but I can’t say I have tasted anything extraordinary or even convincing until this point. As far as I’m concerned, I don’t get the hype around Mark Reynier and his Waterford. Maybe in 10-12 years but not at this point.
    • Nose
      Again young & grainy. In my opinion this is not much more then underaged whiskey, boosted by some fancy casks. Besides grainy again I get that schnapps feeling again. Some green apples maybe and other unripe fruits. Vanilla yoghurt and a weird and distracting woody note.
    • Taste
      On the taste young and restless. I find it unpleasant. It does have some kind of spicy and creamy arrival but that’s about it then. Not much in it and not much in going on either. Nothing exciting, nothing to be remembering tomorrow.
    • Finish
      Short, young, grainy. I don’t feel like giving any more comments. This goes down the sink instantly and that is something that rarely happens to me...

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    My least favourite whiskey from Waterford so far, mainly because it's lacking on the palate.
    • Nose
      An attractive malty, rye bread-like introduction with some clear yet subtle red wine influences, touches of red herbs, and red apple skin as well. Agreeable but not very expressive.
    • Taste
      Creamy, spicy and somewhat vegetal. Some soft vanilla, ripe apples and apple compote as well, but white pepper, freshly cut grass and barley husks prevail.
    • Finish
      A touch of processed sugar, but mostly malty with a touch of spicy heat. Finally some more apple compote.

  4. ezioaudit scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful blue cobalt bottle with nice glass cap.Lets try the juice now..Young but not sharp very yeasty and malty.I cant distinguish the barrel types.I would prefer an ex bourbon only rather than all these types.The alcohol does not hit you like it should(well done here)I believe that they should have waited for at least a couple of years though
    • Nose
      78 78
      Hay,malt,yeast,dough,fresh wood,cereal,lavender,just a hint of apples
    • Taste
      82 82
      Soft,malty,yeast again,apples,and dough again
    • Finish
      79 79
      Short,young,grainy,intense malt,dry

  5. RobbievdB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Yes this is a young whiskey, but what I like about this Waterford Ballymorgan is that it isn’t that restless as a youngster can be. Very curious what a version 1.6 or 1.8 will deliver. This 1.1 is a bit shy on the nose with wood shavings and bitter herbs. Tastewise it’s quite sweet on fruits, honey and chocolate, slightly bitter but not annoying, I actually like this part.

  6. Defeatless scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A young whiskey, This shouldn't have been bottled. Might be way better if given 6 more years.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Young and a little restless, some fresh green herbs, marzipan and freshly cut trees.
    • Taste
      82 82
      A tad bitter, some choclate hint of marzipan, sweet fruit and a bit of honey.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Short length. Quite young and restless. Gives some sugar sweetness and fades away with some marzipan.

  7. besar scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  8. besar scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Ivynor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    An interesting Irish whiskey for its young age. the nose is pleasantly fruity. The rest shows a fairly active cask and powerful woody and vegetal notes which tend to erase the freshness.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very pleasantly fruity nose, with the influence of natural sweet wine: notes of white peach, muscat, fresh apple. After aeration, we find the barrel and more classic spicy notes.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Slightly creamy texture, not too sweet. There are some fruity notes at the end of the mouth (fresh apple, peach, raisins), but spices and vegetal notes dominate. The whiskey is betrayed by its youth. We will note pleasant notes of vanilla in the middle of the mouth.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Persistent finish, rather vegetal and woody, with a rather peppery whole. Good but classic, and in the absence of the fruitiness of the nose.

  10. STL scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Certainly too young but promising. Very cereal with some gourmet notes that are announced
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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