Waterford Ballymorgan: Edition 1.2

Overall rating
82.59/100
votes
96
Whiskybase ID
WB169009
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Farm Origin
Vintage
2016
Bottled
09.2020
Stated Age
04 years old
Casktype
US FF, US New Oak, Fr Oak, Vin Doux Naturel
Number of bottles
30000
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5391536630423
Bottled for
European & Asian markets
Added on
03 nov 2020 4:00 pm by Christian Zimmermann
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 70.14

8 × in wishlist

96 × member ratings

204 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Waterford Ballymorgan: Edition 1.2

27 users have left 27 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.59 points.

  1. remono scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. Drum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very beautiful nose and it continues to the finish like a red thread. I really like the Ballymorgan!
    • Nose
      Sweet, grainy and fruity pastry aromas put me in a positive mood. There is also white wine and fruit salad, and I find the pineapple particularly dominant. pastry and fruit? I have the association with Jaffa biscuits. Also vanilla and did I mention how mild it is on the nose? Not? It is mild and I can still find wine or fruit gums with a clear freshness!
    • Taste
      Sweet and a powerful start that the nose would not suspect. English wine gum with orange and malty notes with biscuits... Jaffa biscuits! I added a few drops of water, which makes it velvety soft and creamy. Slightly harsher nuances resonate with...
    • Finish
      Pretty long! Sweet wine notes, malty, pineapple sweet pastry and red wine cream. The mouthfeel is oily and tingly. Then I have marzipan and while exhaling, red wine cream again and again.

  3. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Youth is in everything.
    Fresh and prickly.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Finn2206 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nice spicy Waterford, but it feels thinner than other expressions and lacks finish.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Funtik scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

  6. stup scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Whiskeyauction 02/2022 - 39€ + 5€ fees

  7. DannyHill scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      cereal, white chocolate, light custard
    • Taste
      86 86
      vanilla, orchard fruit, spicy
    • Finish
      85 85
      fruity

  8. 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.

  9. 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:

    1.1
    37% FIRST FILL US
    18% VIRGIN US
    27% PREMIUM FRENCH
    18% VIN DOUX NATUREL

    1.2
    34% FIRST FILL US
    20% VIRGIN US
    23% PREMIUM FRENCH
    23% VIN DOUX NATUREL

    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.

  10. Dris scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  11. Kraddell scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    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.

  12. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Spruitje scored this whisky 70 points Newbie

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

  14. geriud scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    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.

  16. Sander79 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

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

  17. Expraesi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  18. Martin1965 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla, light ripe fruits, pastries, pudding, apples
    • Taste
      83 83
      Spices, oak, vanilla, pepper, caramel
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium length

  19. Sporx scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    odor
    Grain, malt, herbs, apple, vanilla, oak

    taste
    Spicy, apple, chocolate

    finish
    Long, spicy, delicious

  20. EvilAFI scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Herbal, bready, spice, green banana, cinnamon lactic, sweet. It is young, but showing glimpses of promise

  21. 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.

  22. Ficelli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  23. thebonewolf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Buttery cookie, banana, malt. Wants to be tropical fruit.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Banana, doughy/creamy, same tropical fruit hint, cinnamon, green apple.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Malty chocolate, thick coat. Medium.

  24. besar scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  25. Maltimizer scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
      Herbal, subtle maltiness, floury apple with vanilla and oak
    • Taste
      79 79
      Sour apple, strongly herbal influence, pepper, liquorice, quite spicy
    • Finish
      80 80
      Long lasting, oily, more pepper!

  26. MikerG2k scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  27. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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