WATERFORD Peated Ballybannon
2022 marks a new event with the release of the first two peated editions from the Waterford distillery, made from not only barley but also 100% Irish peat. This is the first time in generations that we can find Irish whiskeys designed in this way, marking a return to a certain tradition, since peat has for centuries been the main means of heating on the island. This edition is a single farm, since the barley comes from the Ballybannon farm, while the peat was harvested in County Kildare. This peated single malt at 47 ppm combines an assertive smoky character, with maritime and earthy notes, as well as a very interesting pastry structure (lavender honey, apple pie, buttery notes).
Gourmet and smoked. Honey, almonds, apple.