Waterford was founded in 2016 by Mark Reynier, a former CEO in Bruichladdich Distillery, who was born in a winery family. When he resigned from the job in Bruichladdich and came to Ireland, he had only one goal, which was finding Terroir, an element that was uniquely found in wine. Waterford established contracts with 90 farms and grow 12 species of barley, and even hired a PhD in Biology to investigate the relationship between barley and soil. This made Waterford to be the first six distilleries in Ireland in making organic whisky. After 4 years of research, Waterford had introduced the first batch of Single Farm Origin whisky in 2020. It was a blast amongst the whisky industry and making Waterford one of the most renowned young distilleries.
Ballykilcavan is located in Co. Laois, which is considered to be one of the best places to grow barley. The farm was surrounded by an ancient woodland, which act as a natural shelter of the barley.
Colour: Pale gold
Nose: Berries, red current, grapes, barns, fresh grassiness, vibrant