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Waterford Sheestown: Edition 1.2

Overall rating
82.90/100
votes
61
Whiskybase ID
WB169013
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
5391536630409
Bottled for
European & Asian markets
Added on
03 Nov 2020 4:32 pm by Christian Zimmermann
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 72.69

8 × in wishlist

61 × member ratings

146 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Waterford Sheestown: Edition 1.2

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.90 points

  1. holborndrinker scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    I was always taught if you can't say anything nice, say nothing, so NOTHING.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Sour Weetabix - slightly eggy fart.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Quite powerful, but not pleasant. Rough. I find it hard to detect any particular note - seems to just be an assault.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Lingers, but not pleasantly.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Like its predecessor, Edition 1.1, which is almost two months younger, it does its job surprisingly well for the fact that it is still a young hopper. Next to Bannow Island and Ratheadon the best single farm bottling so far in my opinion.

    ... and since my Ratheadon Edition 1.2 is coming to an end, a quick comparative tasting:

    Waterford Sheestown Edition 1.2
    Age: 4 years, 0 months, 9 days
    Burning date: week 24/2016
    Bottling date: September 2020
    Barrel types:
    33% FIRST FILL US
    19% VIRGIN US
    25% PREMIUM FRENCH
    23% VIN DOUX NATUREL

    Waterford Ratheadon Edition 1.2
    Age: 4 years, 1 month, 8 days
    Burning date: week 25/2016
    Bottling date: 08/2020
    Barrel types:
    34% FIRST FILL US
    20% VIRGIN US
    26% PREMIUM FRENCH
    20% VIN DOUX NATUREL

    In the nose, both have that nice malt-nougat-toffee-warm caramel note. Ratheadon also supplies vanilla, which makes his nose look a little sweeter than that of Sheestown. Otherwise they are very similar in the nose.
    Also on the tongue: both are intensely chocolatey and at the same time spicy, both have dried apricots. With Ratheadon I have the impression that he is a little bit further and "clearer" in everything. Somehow more concise. The better coffee beans, the higher quality chocolate with a higher cocoa content ...
    In the finish, Ratheadon has the lead. Not overly clear, but in such a way that you can notice it.
    Ratheadon 1.2 and Sheestown 1.2 are very similar. I don't think I could blindly tell them apart. But is it because of the differences between the T√ČIREoir? Or the 1 month age difference? Or maybe more because the barrel composition differs - even if only slightly? Who knows. In any case, it's always fun to have a Dram Waterford in your glass and to be able to compare it with your brothers every now and then.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Malt, nougat, hand-warm caramel and toffee literally jump at you. This has been the case with every Waterford I've had in my glass so far (not exactly this choice of aromas, just the fact that the whiskey shows immediate presence), but with the Sheestown series it is a tad more intense than with the others. Freshly mown meadow with a high density of flowers. Fresh yeast dough, milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Intense start with chocolate, marzipan, nougat, caramel and with a spicy note of wild herbs, pepper and grated nutmeg. Dried apricot pieces, soft toffee with a liquid core. Malt, fresh yeast dough. As with Edition 1.1, the focus is on the chocolate notes, the fruit notes serve as a flavor-rounded accompaniment.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Cold coffee with milk, milk chocolate, nougat, marzipan. Cinnamon and coriander. Medium length and only a little dry. There is no difference in the length of the exit compared to Edition 1.1, which is almost two months younger (4 years, 9 days to 3 years, 10 months, 25 days).

  3. geriud scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Young green, but not bad overall. It is easy to drink and the aftertaste is quite interesting.
    • Nose
      Orange, grapefruit, gray bread, yeast, spices, young bark.
    • Taste
      Slightly harsh, malty, astringent with coarse tannins, with citrus acidity.
    • Finish
      Medium duration, dry, with hints of bread, citrus, vanilla, with a creamy note and a rough oak influence.

  5. robain scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    • Nose
      82 82
      some vanilla, sherry and banana (you have to try really hard to find these though).
    • Taste
      75 75
      dry mouth with sticky alcohol. No taste what so ever.
    • Finish
      78 78
      some sweetness and a just a bit of sherry.

  6. Sporx scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: dough, bitterness

    taste
    Fruity, orange. Malty, spicy, creamy

    finish
    Medium length, spicy, malty

  7. St. Pauli scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Not the best young Waterford. I think that the distillate is good, yet that the wood has delivered a bit too much spiciness. Especially on the taste, this is noticeable as it comes across as harsh. And this harshness doesn't belong to such a whiskey. Still very decent considering its age.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The nose is quite friendly, mainly on butter, shortbread, fennel seed, burlap, apricot and peach. There is a slight mineral and citric background.
    • Taste
      81 81
      It's not as friendly as on the nose. The oily side is overpowered by some roughness, either from the spirit or (what I presume) from the cask. The malty, bready and dough-like nose (danish pastry) is continued, but this whiskey is rather spicy on ginger, pepper, cocoa and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Stays rather long, with the spiciness decreasing a bit now. The fruity side has mostly gone (still some apricot and orange) to make room for more herbs and malt. Sage and fennel seed, hemp rope, rye bread. The oak gives rather friendly wood notes, together with ginger.

  8. dapoinbua scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  9. thebonewolf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Doughy, buttery cookie, something else. That something is kind of like honey.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Fruit like pear and bitter orange. Malty, spicy, doughy/creamy.
    • Finish
      84 84
      That same citrus with some malty/spicy honey. Medium.

  10. besar scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

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