Waterford Gaia: Edition 2.1

Overall rating
85.61/100
votes
35
Whiskybase ID
WB192372
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Arcadian Series
Vintage
03.2017
Bottled
08.2021
Calculated age
04 years old
Casktype
1st US Oak, Virgin Oak, French Wine, VDN
Number of bottles
30000
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Organic
Bottle code
OR02E01-01
Barcode
5391536631321
Added on
24 sep 2021 3:38 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 78.31

14 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

105 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Waterford Gaia: Edition 2.1

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.61 points.

  1. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Most came from Waterford.
    Young and daring.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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  3. captaintroll scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Waves of dried hay sweetness, floral and the youthful side of the alcohol comes through. Fig rolls on the nose .
    Rhubarb and custard, sweet lemon, ground almonds and pear and the palate. Faint whiff of banana and strawberry milkshake also. Creamy and nice mouthfeel.
    This had improved a lot as its gone down the bottle. Medium with with honey
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. besar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  5. tester1277 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    A whiskey with a very dominant grain note
    • Nose
      Fresh green apple, apricot, fruity.
      Later then a lot of grain, a lot of nuttiness
    • Taste
      soft, very sweet, creamy, tingles a bit
    • Finish
      some seasoning, then briefly pushes the oak

  6. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. ZLako scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    CASK COMPOSITION:

    39% - FIRST FILL U.S (Bourbon barrels from Heaven Hill distillery)
    17% - VIRGIN U.S. (American virgin white oak casks)
    19% - PREMIUM FRENCH (Margaux, Château Lafite Rothschild wine casks)
    25% - VIN DOUX NATUREL (Marsala, Port casks)

    HEAD DISTILLER'S OBSERVATIONS:

    Appearance: Golden peach with super rich and thick oils on the glass.

    Nose: Orange peel, fresh soil, bread crust, brown sugar, milk chocolate, fresh fruit salad, fig roll biscuits, lavender, sweet marshmallows, butter milk.

    Taste: Spicy, white pepper, grapefruit, dry heat, liquorice, cherries, coco powder, wine gums, dry toast, salted peanuts, lemon zest.

    Finish: A dry spice dance that tangos and waltz’s like a happy couple into the golden peach sunset.

    My tasting notes are a bit different than that of the official ones but their description is quite close to what I smelled and tasted in there. Lovely dram for about 60 EUR looking forward to having 10-12 year old from Waterford.
    • Nose
      Lemon peels, pears, green apples, milk chocolate, freshly baked bread, biscuits, soil, freshly cut grass, milk note
    • Taste
      Explosion of flavors, very spicy, white pepper, cherries, definitely some wine notes, red berries, lemon zest, some salt in there, peanuts, fresh fruits salad (pears, apples, peaches)
    • Finish
      Spicy and sweet from the wine casks, quite long, mouth-watering

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