Waterford Lakefield: Edition 1.1

Overall rating
84.22/100
votes
104
Whiskybase ID
WB177962
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Farm Origin
Vintage
03.2017
Bottled
02.2021
Calculated age
03 years old
Casktype
1st US Oak, Virgin Oak, French Wine, VDN
Number of bottles
30528
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Single Farm
Bottle code
F039E01-01
Barcode
5391536630867
Added on
26 feb 2021 1:10 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 72.45

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Whisky reviews for Waterford Lakefield: Edition 1.1

24 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.22 points.

  1. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    15-10-2021
    • Nose
      65 65
      white wine
    • Taste
      66 66
      fruit, vanilla
    • Finish
      65 65
      fruit, vanilla, dry

  2. Drum scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Impetuous and harsh, but surprisingly strong behind the fresh nose, it has a medium-long finish. The alcohol is present and too much in the foreground for my taste. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite meet my personal taste today.
    • Nose
      Fresh and malty and light fruity. I have pineapple and cloudy apple juice. In addition, wine aromas and a slight stinging in the nose.
    • Taste
      A harsh attack that turns into a tingle. Malty and reminds me of sparkling wine. Strong floral notes of wilted large flowers.
    • Finish
      Sweet and fresh and a strong tingle. It's getting a little bitter and I have to think of chicory. It ends up being a bit oilier with ginger spiciness. Floral notes of large flowers still come through, which round off the finish in an interesting way. A certain burning sensation remains in my mouth.

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskeylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2022/04/20/spotlight-on-waterford/

    Terroir-wise, Lakefield farm enjoys more rocky soil than Grattansbrook.

    N: This floral fruity sweeter nutty [Blair Athol-esque] number is a fun/easy reader. Furthermore, some barrel charring suggests a distant [Caol Ila-esque] phenolic quality.

    T: Far less talkative than the nose, and in comparison to the Grattansbrook, this Lakefield is saltier and < spicy.

    F: Remains fairly guarded to the last.

    C: This one didn’t grab me as a single malt in its own right, but from a blender’s perspective, I can imagine this being a fabulous structural malt.

  4. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    1687) Waterford, 2017/2021, 3YO, Single Farm Origin, Lakefield 1.1, F039E01-01

    By the philosophy and style, a Bruichladdich No.2 in Ireland. Nice official webpage that well maneuver with videos from various farms featuring the growers, and fills with information to satisfied the geeky. You can even listen to the audio recording of the ambience sounds surrounded the barley field too!! Win liao.

    A vat of 78 casks consists of 46% First Fill US from W.Turkey, Seagram and H.Hill, 23% of VO US, 15% of Margaux and 16% of Port and Marsala, all barrels and barriques with a couple of port pipes.
    • Nose
      N- Oily fresh, coastal mist, strolling on the funky soil. Boiled fruit vibes with deep soft liquorice, rounded up to meet the width. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Gently press pear juice flows into the waiting spice pot. Fragrant ripe fruits scattered on the grassy plot. (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, grassy malt sweet. Velvety waxy tail with nutty frills. (87/21)

      B/B- 87/21 Enjoyable fruity dram with hint of funk.

      Weighted Rate- 84pt

  5. Funtik scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

  6. JBKwb scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Finn2206 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Good value and interesting whiskey.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sweet, candied lemon, sugar, vanilla and a little oak.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Creamy mouthfeel, crème brulee, vanilla, custard, sweet lemon.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium finish that concentrates the sweetness for me.

  8. robbert88 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      N: vanilla, malt, caramel, fish oil, oak wood, lemon peel, apple, honey, greasy.
    • Taste
      84 84
      P: wow. Much sweeter than expected. Thick and greasy mouthfeel, vanilla, caramel, white pepper, chocolate coffee beans, marzipan,
    • Finish
      83 83
      F: cookie dough, spicy, medium long, vanilla and oak wood

  9. DannyHill scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      cereal, honey, grainy, vanilla, toasted bread
    • Taste
      89 89
      fruity, quite rich, apricot, sweet malty notes, red apple
    • Finish
      91 91
      very long, blueberries

  10. Ficelli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  11. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  12. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A vegetable nose, with rhubarb, citrus, forest floor, grass, wood and farm stables, followed by stone fruits and soft vanilla. The nose promises and amazing whiskey.

    The taste is much softer than expected and not as bitter and oily as some of the other Waterfords, with again stone fruits, vanilla and soft spices. The finish is slightly weak though.

  13. MaroFF scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Young whiskey, but well-balanced. Lots of sweetness, vanilla fruitiness and nice touches of a yeast cake make it a remarkable drink. Alcohol perfectly hidden. A small disadvantage is the high price of around € 75, which may be a bit deterrent.
    • Nose
      86 86
      yeast, candy, chocolate cake, apples
    • Taste
      85 85
      oily, yeast dough, grated lemon peel, vanilla cheese, slightly peppery
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium long, quite sweet, milk chocolate, nuts, warming tip gently biting the palate

  14. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    compared to (Bannow Island 158664 and Gaia 166118)
    no painting for me
    too young for me
    • Nose
      grassy, sweetness, light caramel, vanilla, a note that is very tasty but I can't name it, muesli mix
      with water: sweeter, pastries

      from 1920s: Sweet + ??, slightly cheesy, bast or straw basket
      with water: soft, slightly banana, light-colored fruit, sweat or sneaker
    • Taste
      full and vigorous
      light oak, tart and spicy, becomes very strange

      with water: very spicy, slightly dark caramel, muesli-grain mix, french fries ??
    • Finish
      medium long
      dark, spicy, tart, warm

      with water: bold oak !!; brown banana, slightly fermenting fruit, minimally metallic

  15. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  16. besar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  17. Don Cassi scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    The youth is immediately noticeable on the nose: very light fruits, gooseberries, unripe apples, some banana and unripe peach. Behind it lies a light, dusty note of malt. as well as a filigree, floral note.

    Immediately sour in the mouth, then a sweet spice slowly builds up.

    In the finish, a note of whole milk chocolate spreads through which sour citrus notes and gooseberries sparkle. Every now and then a slight salt note is added. In the end, there remains a dry, immature association with immature peach skin.
    Length: 5/10

    All in all an interesting experiment and a multi-layered dram for its age, but it still seems a bit unpolished.

    Grade: 2

  18. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    Little bit better than the Hook Head 1.1
    • Nose
      83 83
      Lots of vinous notes, white grapes, little leafy, vanilla, quince, caramel, candy, little floral
    • Taste
      84 84
      Oily, creamy, citric, subtle sweetness, leafy, vanilla, more caramel, little salty and kippery
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long, warm, little spicy, citric, again some floral notes

  19. Glenrothes1973 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Takes water well - in fact, I prefer it diluted almost to 40% ABV. That way the finish lasts forever (the website reads: finish? Doesn’t!). Surprisingly complex for a whiskey that’s not even 4 years old.

    Maybe not for beginners, but I like it a lot!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  20. Sporx scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Aroma bread, flowery, pine needles

    Taste malty, bread, fruit, pepper

    Finish salty note, spicy

  21. St. Pauli scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A young but versatile whiskey. It's quite well-behaved with some traces of youth obviously present. This doesn't matter that much when the support of wood is good: neither too much nor not enough.

    If you don't know to make your way through the Waterford releases, this is maybe not the most typical but a fairly good one.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Toffee, creme brulee, shortbread, vanilla, apple pie and honeyed cereal bar. It's only a bit earthy (cocoa powder), unlike its siblings which are more expressive into this direction. Instead, there is a citric note and some red fruit.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Medium-bodied, rather oily and well-behaved. It's maltier now, on barley corns in burlap, hay, bread. The fruit is more towards pear drop, lemon curd, and strawberry. There is some toffee note, but less present, just as the vanilla note.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Rather lean, medium length. It's a bit more citric than on the palate. There is a fair portion of pepper and cocoa, wood, malt and a hint of dark forest fruit.

  22. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A little malty at first. Oatmeal and Digestive biscuits. A hint of blueberries, followed by fresh Lemons and green apples. Vanilla. A touch of hay. Then it becomes a little bit sweeter. Honey and toffee. Sweet strawberries and cookie dough too.
    • Taste
      Sweet and creamy on the arrival with plenty of caramel and honey. Blueberries again. Red apples. A lovely lemon pie. Digestive biscuits. Followed by a touch of marzipan and a little bit of pink grapefruit. White pepper.
    • Finish
      Mid-long to long with blueberries, white pepper and a hint of cloves

  23. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Another chocolaty Waterford. An explicit comparison tasting eye-to-eye with the Hook Head 1.1 is still pending, but since I only recently had it in the glass, I can already see that there are clear differences in flavor here, as the Lakefield emphasizes its emphasis on the chocolate side (ha, ha), while the Hook Head has more maritime echoes and leaves the chocolate notes in the background. Exciting.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Like its colleagues, the Lakefield 1.1 also has the typical Waterford aroma quartet: malt, nougat, toffee, caramel. Present in a very pronounced form, so that initially few other aromas find their way into the nose. It looks earthy and loamy, with dry deciduous forest and fresh shavings from young oak. Light fruity aromas of yellow apple, along with some kiwi and banana. Now opens slowly but surely and steadily, becomes spicier and now delivers marjoram, savory, freshly grated nutmeg and pepper. But it still has a thick layer of nougat chocolate as a base.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Strikes the tongue powerfully and smoothly, but at the same time is mild and gentle, so that its power is only noticeable in the form of heat. Pieces of apples wrapped in chocolate, nougat pralines, warm caramel mass, coffee beans, marzipan bread - if you could taste the color, the result would be a deep, dark brown. Spice is there, but unlike in the nose, it cannot be defined more precisely.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length (that amazes me again and again), still with lots of chocolate and nougat, with sugar beet syrup, malt, some cereals, warm applesauce flavored with cloves and cinnamon.

  24. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    SMELL warm pudding and freshly baked bread combine with red apple, milk chocolate, and dried flowers. Then the sweetness of caramel and cedarwood. TASTE fine clove, vanilla, pepper, bread and malt, shortbread biscuits. Then there are wonderful fruit notes such as honeydew melon and pear.

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