WATERFORD WHISKY Waterford Whisky Ratheadon 1.2 Single Malt Irish Whiskey 70Cl 50%


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Introducing Waterford Whisky Ratheadon 1.2, a premium Single Malt whiskey that embodies the essence of Irish whiskey with its deep roots in the historical landscapes of County Carlow. Distilled from barley grown on the fertile flood plains of the River Barrow, Ratheadon 1.2 captures the unique terroir of its region, renowned for its rich, loamy soils and limestone lowlands.

This edition, exclusively released in Ireland, showcases the mastery of third and fourth-generation barley growers, Stephen and Andrew McDonnell. With a robust 50% ABV, it offers a rich, nuanced flavour profile that resonates with the history and tradition of Irish malting barley cultivation.

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  • Whiskey Type: Single Malt Irish Whiskey
  • Whiskey Age: Not specified
  • Cask Finish: Premium oak casks
  • ABV: 50%
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Nestled in the heartlands of the Irish malting barley industry, Waterford Whisky's Ratheadon 1.2 is a testament to the ancient traditions and rich heritage that define Irish whiskey brands. The whisky's barley is sourced from Ratheadon, a locale steeped in history, once known as Aidhne’s Fort and home to the Lords of Idrone. This area, enriched by the "bubbling" River Barrow – mentioned by the ancient writer Ptolemy – provides an ideal setting for cultivating the exceptional barley used in this single malt.

Historical Context and Local Craftsmanship

The McDonnell family, who have tended the land at Ratheadon for five decades, contribute their deep-rooted knowledge and passion for barley cultivation to this exquisite whisky. Their early-sown barley from the superb 2015 harvest reflects the quality of a truly exceptional terroir. The historical echoes of the malting houses that once lined and were powered by the River Barrow still resonate in the area, adding a layer of historical authenticity to each bottle.

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Gleaming golden amber
  • Aroma: Aromatic complexity with notes of vanilla, fresh hay, and riverine minerality
  • Flavour: Layers of orchard fruits, seasoned oak, and a hint of spice, reflecting the fertile soils of Ratheadon
  • Mouthfeel: Rich and expansive, delivering a satisfying and enduring finish

Food Pairings

Waterford Whisky Ratheadon 1.2 pairs splendidly with hearty Irish fare, like stewed meats and aged cheeses, as well as refined desserts that echo its rich, malty undertones.

Serving and Cocktail Suggestions

Ideal for sipping neat or with a slight dilution to unfold its intricate flavours, Ratheadon 1.2 also serves as a luxurious base for sophisticated whiskey cocktails, enhancing the depth and complexity of each drink.

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