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Waterford Ballykilcavan: Edition 1.2

Overall rating
83.53/100
votes
71
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Farm Origin
Vintage
29.02.2016
Bottled
08.07.2020
Calculated age
04 years old
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5391536630164
Added on
07 Jul 2020 10:25 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 64.46

17 × in wishlist

71 × member ratings

318 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Waterford Ballykilcavan: Edition 1.2

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.53 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I have Edition 1.1 of the Ballykilcavan as a bottle, so I tasted both whiskeys at the same time. The distillery states the same age for both whiskeys under the TÉireoir code (3 years, 11 months, 18 days), but with the following information for Edition 1.2:
    Of note: as we had slightly more spirit left over than went into bottle for Edition 1.1, Head Distiller Ned brought over some of that remaining spirit into Edition 1.2. The majority of it is new, and therefore slightly older, but it still contains a small percentage of spirit that was matured for 3 years, 11 months and 18 days.
    Here I imagine that Edition 1.2 is a little softer than Edition 1.1, although both were filled with the usual 50% ABV. The nose, the taste and the finish differ just as little as in the comparative tasting Bannow Island 1.1 vs. 1.2, so here are the congruent notes:
    • 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. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Ballykilcavan: Edition 1.2 – the second release, now 3 months older, uses barley grown by David Walsh-Kemmis west of the Barrow in Co. Laois in the barley heartlands, where his fertile fields are sheltered by ancient woodland.

  3. Rody024 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Awesome stuff, especially considered the age. Robust and oily mouthfeel, which is in harmony with the ABV and the flavor profile in general. A very promising dram for sure.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Intensity - 6
      Richness - 7
      Green malt, olive brine, cacao, leather, raspberries and sultana biscuits.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Intensity - 6
      Richness - 8
      Oily, thick but slightly dry mouthfeel.

      Toffee, fruit cake, tobacco, plum, cacao, raisins and a touch of ashes.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium finish (5-10 seconds) with tones of raspberries.

  4. besar scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  5. peej84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. JoshNRW scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Glencairn
    Not a bad one, but not a good one either. Easy to drink, but not super tasty either.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fresh, fruity, young and light.
      Barley grain, gummy bear sweetness and a light, but not annoying musty tone.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Young and fresh again, alcohol barely integrated-
      Grassy, hay, fresh grain porridge and a slight sweetness
    • Finish
      83 83
      Rather short, sweet and alcoholic

  7. Valérie scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Foudos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  9. STL scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  10. GIORGOS scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

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