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Waterford Bannow Island: Edition 1.2

Overall rating
83.21/100
votes
76
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Farm Origin
Vintage
23.06.2016
Bottled
08.07.2020
Calculated age
04 years old
Casktype
French wine, Bourbon, Virgin oak , Oloroso
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5391536630140
Added on
07 Jul 2020 10:24 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 63.58

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76 × member ratings

338 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Waterford Bannow Island: Edition 1.2

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.21 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Since I have a bottle of the Bannow Island Edition 1.1 open, I tasted both whiskeys, Edition 1.1 and 1.2, in parallel. Edition 1.2 was bottled a little later than Edition 1.1: Edition 1.2 is a little bit older than the first - almost four months in fact.
    This information from the distillery is a bit surprising, because if you enter the respective TÉireoir code, you will find the following age information:
    Edition 1.1 Maturation: 3 years, 7 months, 27 days
    Edition 1.2 Maturation: 3 years, 10 months, 23 days
    After Adam Riese and Eva Zwerg, it doesn't quite make three months, which is something different than almost four months. Whereby, if you interpret it in Irish, then it should work ...
    But no matter, the few months do not matter here anyway, whether it is just under three or just under four months. Both editions are not that different, although it must be said that my Edition 1.1 has had a certain amount of time to breathe.
    Nevertheless, the notes are congruent:
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very fresh first impression. Spring flower meadow, fresh laundry. Malt, milk chocolate. Because of its youth, one looks for green knots, pear notes, maybe also for warm tin - but: none. Instead, fresh yeast dough, vanilla and honey are added in the further nosing. As before, the spring flowers, they set the tone (and at the same time tasty).
    • Taste
      87 87
      Strong, full, creamy and fruity-sweet. Ripe strawberries, some rhubarb. Clearly chocolate and caramel. Fresh bread dough. Floral sweetness without being overwhelming. It's amazing how mature it looks on the tongue. Over time, peppery flavor, paprika powder, a hint of chili.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length (actually!) And dry. Malt and sugar beet syrup, honey, ground coffee beans, chocolate, pepper, grated nutmeg, flavored pipe tobacco, dried apricots, cut flowers.

  2. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Bannow Island: Edition 1.2 – the second release, now 3 months older, was grown by Ed Harpur on the extreme southern coast of Co. Wexford, where salt-laden Atlantic winds and sandy soils create a unique, if challenging, terroir.

  3. besar scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  4. thebonewolf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Much like the 1.1, this is pretty good but young. My notes are more or less the same (different words, but about the same flavors), as expected.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Doughy, malty, floral, hint of tropical fruit.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Banana/bread, malty, light tropical fruit (the lighter variety, not lightly present).
    • Finish
      88 88
      Malty chocolate, vegetal/grassy. Medium.

  5. peej84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. MikerG2k scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  8. LittlePeat scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  9. RobbievdB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Well I find this Bannow Island an ‘ok’ whiskey but it’s not ready and not very impressive. This mix of casks makes it feeling engineered and far away from the origin. So this delivers a grainy experience with marzipan, some young strawberry, wood shavings and loads of ‘green’ aromas.

  10. Defeatless scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Again, promising, but too young. Same as the other editions tasted.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Quite a sweet and marzipan smell. Young indeed, but not very unpleasant. Fresh cut wood, some caramel, but not much different from 1.1
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sugar sweetness, fresh leaves, little fresh green herbs, damp forest.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short- medium lenght. Some sugar, touch of caramel, little woodsap and gone

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