Waterford Ballymorgan: Edition 1.2

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Farm Origin
Stated Age
04 years old
US FF, US New Oak, Fr Oak, Vin Doux Naturel
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
European & Asian markets
Added on
03 Nov 2020 4:00 pm by Christian Zimmermann

Average value

€ 70.83

9 × in wishlist

71 × member ratings

161 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Waterford Ballymorgan: Edition 1.2

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.65 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I confess: The notes are almost identical to the ones I wrote for Ballymorgan 1.1. The age difference is marginal: 2 months and a few crushed ones. The barrel composition is not identical, but similar:

    18% VIRGIN US

    20% VIRGIN US

    Sure thing, actually. And yet, now that I have the 1.2 in the glass, I am a little surprised about my rating of the 1.1. The finish is actually not that short, and in the nose the notes of the 1.1 somehow also lacked the toffee and caramel notes ... In any case, the 1.2 has more than deserved his / my 87 points, and with the best will I can not say whether the gain compared to 1.1 has objective reasons in the form of a little more maturity or subjective reasons based on the increasing personal conviction that the Waterford stuff is just delicious. At this point, at this moment, but ultimately, I don't care. :)
    • Nose
      87 87
      Toffee, malt, caramel, plus dried herbs and the scent of dried flowers. 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
      87 87
      Sweet apple crumble, malt, toffee, milk chocolate. And then a dry note of wood comes around the corner pretty quickly, bringing notes of leather 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
      86 86
      Delicately tart, not so short at all. Fudge, caramel, dark chocolate, and cold coffee bring up the rear.

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    This Ballymorgan 1.2 edition is not really in balance if you ask me. Where the nose seems to be rather lean, the palate and finish are bolder and a bit rough (spice). I've detected more toffee and less herbal influence compared with other expressions. I wouldn't purchase this one.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Smells a bit leaner than some of its siblings. All in all, the malty (cereal) and buttery (cookies) touch is there, just as a herban and earthy side (fennel seeds, underwood). There is toffee apple and juicy green fruit (unripe green kiwi). Seems to be a bit peppery too but I can only find out in the mouth.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Fuller than most parts of the nose would suggest. The fullness is shown in notes of toffee, apple pie, honey, cereal bars and dark fruit. The expected spiciness is there: pepper and quite some ginger powder.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Moderate, and rather earthy and spicy. Dark fruit, oak, underwood, ground coffee and a hint of bitter cocoa. Further, quite some ginger and pepper. Rather drying.

  3. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very floral and fruity at first, but also notes of candy, sugar and port wine. Then come the Waterford spices, with a vengeance this time: chili, ginger, bay leaf, lavender and licorish. It's too unbalanced for me and a bit too artificially sweet. Not sure how that happened, might be the casks.

  4. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Kraddell scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    Pours clear, pale blondeyellow. Scent is mild woody, some grains, not very pronounced. Taste is full, intense, sharp boozyness. High abv, intense whiskey - but not overly specific to me.

  6. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Spruitje scored this whisky 70 points Newbie

    spicy in taste, not very full of smell. I like other whiskeys in this price category better

  8. geriud scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Young cheeky fruity whiskey. For four years of aging, a good result.
    • Nose
      Red apple, greens, citrus fruits, a little sourdough and a lot of malt tones.
    • Taste
      Dry, pungent, malty, fruity and coarse tannins.
    • Finish
      Short, spicy, with a lot of malt flavors and a sweet fruity flavor.

  10. Sander79 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78


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