Pilgrimage

element: Spirit / DATE: 20/02/2020

The below was written prior to the global situation caused by COVID-19.

Our open day is to celebrate Waterford Whisky’s coming of age, our Irish Single Malt Whisky’s debut. We’re delighted to open our gates on Saturday 25th April to those curious to see what we’ve been up to these last five years.

To provide a festival atmosphere, irrespective of the weather, we’ve invited local food suppliers, brewers and musicians – and Waterford Whisky will also be available to taste for the first time. To mark this historic moment, the launch of Waterford Whisky, a limited edition commemorative bottling has been created by our Head Distiller.

Ned has brought together each of the 36 farms we distilled in our first year, each one location, captured in spirit, a unique Waterford distillate. Together, they make a mind-bogglingly complex and multi-layered single malt – the determined goal of this intriguing journey – a pioneering concept for the whisky industry.

There will be 1,500 numbered bottles of 1ST CUVÉE: PILGRIMAGE bottled at 50% ABV. Only 1,000 of these are labelled “I Was There” and will be available to the public, strictly limited to one per individual.

This limited edition, first bottling has a retail value of €150 and is only available on 25th April at the distillery as part of this event – it must be collected in person. To avoid tedious queues and to ensure those making an especially long pilgrimage can be guaranteed a bottle, we are using the Eventbrite ticket experience.

Hit the Evenbrite link, select either the PILGRIM or TERROIRIST ticket option, add to your cart and off you go. Your bottle will be guaranteed and you can use your ticket to obtain it in person on Saturday April 25th at the distillery.

Then you just need to work out how to make the pilgrimage. We are not able to hold bottles – and if for whatever reason you can’t make it, we’ll issue you a full refund. 

But if you simply can’t make the day, our first SINGLE FARM ORIGIN whiskies are just around the corner – they’ll first be available throughout Europe and parts of Asia from early May. Later in the year, the US will follow.

OUR VERY FIRST WHISKY IS COMING. OUR LAUNCH EVENT ON SATURDAY 25TH APRIL WILL BE THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN BUY 1ST CUVÉE: PILGRIMAGE – WE REALLY MEAN THAT. WITH ONLY 1,000 BOTTLES AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC, IT’S LIMITED TO ONE PER TICKET HOLDER.

1st Cuvée: Pilgrimage
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