Waterford Lakefield: Edition 1.1

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Farm Origin
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
26 Feb 2021 1:10 pm by Tauti

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€ 72.54

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Whisky Reviews for Waterford Lakefield: Edition 1.1

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.70 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. TP-Darknight 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.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points 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

  6. Glenrothes1973 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    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

  7. Sporx scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Aroma bread, flowery, pine needles

    Taste malty, bread, fruit, pepper

    Finish salty note, spicy


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