Waterford Heritage Hunter, 50%

Price: $100 Issue: Spring 2023 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

The remarkable nose is like smelling Mother Earth; an intoxicating combination of earthy spices, crisp barley, dewy grass, freshly plucked pea pods, and a sprinkling of lemon zest. A delicate, syrupy mouthfeel, with honey, peel oil, vanilla, red apple, pepper, and clove grows in complexity with flavors of green apple, honeydew, toffee, malt, graham cracker, gingersnap, and seasoned oak. A thought-provoking debut from this Irish heritage grain series. (1,000 bottles for the U.S.)