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Waterford The Cuvee

  • Distiller:

    Waterford

  • Bottler:

    Waterford

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    4 Years, 5 Months, 19 Days

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, this is quite something. Bright and spirity, funky and fun with notes that run the gamut from citrus to sweet to zesty and spicy. Lovely, fun, unique.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Drink Hacker
  • Excerpt: From previous experience with a handful of Single Farm Origin releases, I can confidently say that Waterford has managed to create a whisky here that’s greater than the sum of its parts. Nicely done.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish is lengthy, with sweet orange creamsicle, Christmas spice, tart lingonberries, and tannic oak.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Words of Whisky
  • Excerpt: Once again, very impressive. I also find it remarkable how much of a recognizable style Waterford already has.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Drinking this whisky is a little like watching a talented young musician at their first public performance. Half of the pleasure is imagining what the future might hold...Still, I think we’ve got substantial evolution to look forward to.
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  • Intro:

    Composed of 25 different batches of distillate from 25 different farms, this is The Cuvee. Batch LODE*ST-AR, it's bottled at 50% ABV with no filtering or coloring and the batch contains 40,000 bottles for global release. Let's dive in.

  • Nose:

    Beautifully rich with caramel, pralines, sweet frosted flakes, a touch of lemon zest along with some candied ginger. Unique to say the least, enticing to say the most.

  • Taste:

    Sweet on the palate, packed with orange peel, caramel, cereal grains, a faint touch of esters and ash. Viscous and silky mouthfeel, there's plenty of sweetness, praline, buttercream and a touch of lime and salinity. Delicious.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, it's sweet and complex, soil driven and filled with crushed stone, vanilla bean, caramel candies, light lactic funk, some citrus and a whole dish of spicy ginger.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is quite something. Bright and spirity, funky and fun with notes that run the gamut from citrus to sweet to zesty and spicy. Lovely, fun, unique.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
  • Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.

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