Waterford Sheestown Edition 1.1...

Waterford Sheestown Edition 1.1 (50.0%): And today's single farm whisky from Waterford in my tasting glass is Sheestown Edition 1.1. If you feel like going down the rabbit hole again you know exactly what do to do: Go to their website and type the "teireoir" code F015E01-01 or simply click on this "link" to reach absolutely every single detail about this particular release. The whisky is distilled in June 2016 and bottled in July 2020 when it was 3 years 10 months and 25 days old. Like most of the recent releases from the distillery it was aged in a combination of 1st fill ex-Bourbon, new American oak, ex-wine and ex-sherry casks. 9,000 bottles have been made available exclusively for European and Asian markets.

Color: Oaked sweet white wine with a rich gold shade and with small but hesitant teardrops around the glass really taking their time to to morph into legs.

Nose: This one is quite mute... Irish Spring soap bars (pun very much intended...), cilantro leaves and young Calvados. Beeswax, sumac and dry malt. Crunchy and chalky.

Palate: Grain dust, cream soda and apple cider. A warm slice of apple strudel with a lot of cloves and cinnamon. Lightly scented early grey tea, lavender and shortbread cookies.

Finish: Medium to long with white pepper, ground ginger and ground coriander.

Overall: I liked the earl grey and especially lavender notes I caught on the palate very much. It's spicy, peppery and malty. Despite its relatively thin mouthfeel compared to other Waterford releases it's recognizable as being dusty, toasty and spicy. I will note this farm down as one of my favorites to follow up the future releases from... Thanks again to Koray Kaan Ă–zdemir a.k.a. Whisky Monster for pulling this sample from his own bottle and mailing it to me just for the sake of sharing.

Price: £70