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Waterford Bottles Irish Whiskey Made With Native Irish Peat

Irish barley whiskeys smoked with native Irish peat have, in modern times, been pretty much a non-existent

Waterford’s Peated: Fenniscourt and Peated: Ballybanon, according to those behind them, are the first modern Irish

Therefore the project involved some trial and error in sourcing the appropriate peat sources with the moisture

Waterford’s Peated: Fenniscourt and Peated: Ballybanon, according to those behind them, are the first modern Irish

It felt only natural to nod to our cultural heritage, preserve old ways, and explore the peating

So combining this with ancient peated methods that are no longer widely available in Ireland, added intriguing

Cultivating Irish peat and learning how the impact of moisture levels can determine the whiskies smokiness is

Official tasting notes for each release are below from Ned Gahan, Head Distiller at Waterford:

PEATED: BALLYBANNON: Matured in a combination of 39% first-fill US oak; 21% virgin US oak; 21% Premium French oak; and 19%