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Waterford Rathclogh 1.1

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  • Distiller:

    Waterford

  • Bottler:

    Waterford

  • ABV:

    50.1%

  • Age:

    3 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Moving to the finish you'll find vanilla wafers, black pepper, and a big bowl of fruit salad, alongside softer notes of wood spice and tannins.
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  • Raided Score: 76
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: There are some odd notes here that work to make a truly interesting whiskey. Age could do some interesting things to this and I’m excited to see exactly what those things are.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: The mouthfeel is creamy soft. The lemon remains bright on the tongue, but it is instantly followed up by a touch of coffee bean and earthiness. White cane sugar sweetens the dram. Lastly, the finish oozes with pipe tobacco.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The flavor coalesces around clove and pepper, but en route there are sweet barley cereal notes, chocolate, and malt. After a prolonged swarm of spice, the finish has malted milk and old chocolate.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: Adding a few drops of water opens up fruity notes on the palate as well, while the finish is long and slightly dry with lingering spices and subtle hints of licorice and lemon zest. Nice!
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: There’s a unique minerality in this that you just don’t see often in single malt, but it comes across just a little too sharp, accented by clove and a bit of overbearing sweetness. Rock candy and a persistent, honeyed malt note barrel cross the palate into the lingering finish.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whisky Monster
  • Excerpt: Spice forward starts always resolve into some fruity or sweeter flavors. I am really interested to see how Rathclogh will evolve in its new editions in time.
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