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Press Release – Whisky flows again in Waterford after 201 Years
December 5, 2015
The Sunday Times – Whiskey Boss Loves to Call the Shots
January 31, 2016
My Waterford – The Willy Wonka of Whiskey
March 10, 2016
Waterford Distillery – The Farmers prepare for 2016
March 22, 2016
Irish Farmers Journal – Linking the Field and the Palate
May 5, 2016
Waterford Distillery – Still House Map of Barley Provenance
June 8, 2016
Signal – Taste Issue 5 by Goodbody
November 8, 2016
The Build of our Bespoke Warehouses for Cask Storage – Timelapse
December 1, 2016
This Week on Instagram
March 7, 2017
This Week on Instagram
March 16, 2017
Roll Out The Barrels
April 16, 2017
This Week on Instagram
May 19, 2017
Against the Grain
May 30, 2017
This Week on Instagram
August 27, 2017
This Week on Instagram
September 3, 2017
THE BUILD OF OUR BESPOKE WAREHOUSES FOR CASK STORAGE (PHASE 2) – TIMELAPSE
October 9, 2017
Brewer and Distiller International – Sleeping Giant
November 21, 2017
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITY 2017
December 30, 2017
Remembering Carl Reavey – (COMMUNICATIONS, BRUICHLADDICH)
January 10, 2018
THE BUILD OF OUR BESPOKE WAREHOUSES FOR CASK STORAGE (PHASE 2) – TIMELAPSE
March 6, 2018
First Biodynamic Irish Whisky
March 10, 2018
WATERFORD NEWS & STAR – OLD METHODS TO PRODUCE EXTRA SPECIAL WHISKEY
March 20, 2018
Whisky Galore – Vol 06
April 9, 2018
Whisky Magazine and Fine Spirits No.70
April 23, 2018
What’s the Craic? Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine
June 15, 2018
Summary of Activity 2018
December 21, 2018
Wildly innovative and ambitious
March 15, 2019
Mark Reynier and gang will never do things like anyone else, that’s for sure
July 7, 2020
Whisky Magazine and Fine Spirits No.77 – Waterford là où se reinvente Le Whisky
July 21, 2020
Whisky Magazine and Fine Spirits No.77 – Le Terroir, La Nouvelle Frontiere Des Spiriteux
July 21, 2020
Bord Bia Producer Retail Award Organic. Gaia 1.1
September 5, 2020
National Organic Awards 2020
Los Angeles Times Cutting
November 5, 2020
A joy to drink
January 22, 2021
A powerful dram… Another future classic distillery
March 15, 2021
Esquire Cutting
March 17, 2021
Drinks International
April 9, 2021
Whisky & Bourbon
April 9, 2021
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition – Gold Winner – Single Farm Origin Dunbell 1.2
April 30, 2021
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition – Gold Winner – Organic-Gaia 1.1
April 30, 2021
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition – Double Gold Winner – Single Farm Origin Dunmore 1.1
April 30, 2021
San Fansisco World Spirits Competition
ISWC – Dunmore 1.1
May 5, 2021
International Wine & Spirits Competition
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition – Best of Class Winnner
May 11, 2021
IWSC – Hook Head 1.1
June 5, 2021
International Wine & Spirits Competition
Icons of Whisky – Winner of Brand Innovator of the year 2021
September 5, 2021
Icons of Whisky
1st Cuvée Pilgrimage Design Best New Launch
September 5, 2021
World Whiskies Award 21
IOW Brand Innovator of the Year 2021
September 5, 2021
Whisky Magazine
1st Cuvée Pilgrimage Design Gold
September 5, 2021
IOW Distiller of the Year 2021
September 5, 2021
Whisky Magazine
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition – Double Gold Winner – Single Farm Origin Hook Head 1.1
September 5, 2021
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
The World’s Most Admired Whiskies 2021 – Waterford Brand
September 5, 2021
Drinks International
The Irish Mail on Sunday: Tom Doorley, My five of the best for any kind of drinker
November 28, 2021
Buzzfeed Cutting
December 17, 2021
Our Favorite Whiskey of the Year Brought the Fire
December 28, 2021
Distilled: Biodynamic whisky takes centre stage
January 8, 2022
GQ Cutting
January 17, 2022
IWSC – Organic – Gaia 2.1
March 5, 2022
International Wine & Spirits Competition
The Cuvée – Best Irish Whisky
May 5, 2022
John Barleycorn Awards 2022
The Cuvée – Irish Whisky of the Year
May 5, 2022
Meininger's International Spirits Award
New York INTL Spirits Competition 2022 Double Winner – Waterford Whiskey Organic Gaia 2.1
July 5, 2022
New York INTL Spirits Competition
ES Magazine – Douglas Blyde sips on a whisky with a difference
July 15, 2022
Review: Waterford Distillery Biodynamic Luna 1.1
July 26, 2022
One of my favorite things about the world of food and beverage is terroir
July 29, 2022
50 Things We Want: Ultra-Premium Irish Whiskey
July 29, 2022
ISWC awards – Cuvée named Irish Whiskey of the year 2022
August 5, 2022
IOW Distiller of the Year 2022
August 5, 2022
Whisky Magazine
ES Magazine – Douglas Blyde sips on a whisky with a difference
August 5, 2022
ISW Gold – Waterford Single Farm Origin Ballymorgan 1.2
August 24, 2022
Meininger's International Spirits Award
This Irish whiskey asserts the notion of terroir. He inspired globe-trotting chef Grégory Marchand
September 5, 2022
USA SPIRITS RATING – Organic Gaia 2.1
September 5, 2022
The Whisky Collector’s Hamper
September 5, 2022
ISW Gold – Waterford Single Farm Origin Hook Head 1.1
September 5, 2022
Meininger's International Spirits Award
ISW Gold – Waterford Single Farm Origin Tinnashrule
September 5, 2022
Meininger's International Spirits Award
ISW Gold – Waterford The Arcadian Organic Gaia 2.1
September 5, 2022
Meininger's International Spirits Award
ISW Gold – Waterford The Cuvée
September 5, 2022
Meininger's International Spirits Award
WM Recommended Issue 185
September 5, 2022
Whisky Magazine
We Blind Tasted Single Malt Whiskies From All Over The World To Find A Champion
September 7, 2022
I have never smelled the scent of barley so much in a whisky
September 9, 2022
Episode 108: Waterford Whisky Biodynamic Luna 1.1
September 12, 2022
The next day, we were up bright and early. There was a whole lot to see and do. Not only that, but we had whiskey to drink
September 14, 2022
Heritage Grains and Malt Terroir with Waterford Distillery and Canvas Brewery
September 15, 2022
John McDonnell, Alan Mooney and Trevor Harris are the winners of the Waterford Whisky Grower of the Year Award
September 16, 2022
Exploring old barley varieties used in making whiskey in Ireland
September 17, 2022
Quite a lot is happening in it, although everything has to do with smoke and peat
October 5, 2022
Driven by terroir methodology
October 7, 2022
Providing drinkers with full product transparency and traceability is Waterford Whisky’s trademark
October 7, 2022
These Single Farm Origin Peated Irish Whiskies From Waterford Are First Of Their Kind In Generations
October 7, 2022
An intense, peaty whisky, which in taste gives a lot of fun to people like me
October 7, 2022
Waterford Whisky Is Returning Irish Whisky To Its Roots
October 14, 2022
There is nothing like this on the market. It is fresh and spicy with a distinctive dusty / earthy side
October 14, 2022
A mixture of freshness and maturity, its aromatic and gustatory palette evolves with presence
October 25, 2022
Why Every Whiskey Lover Should Care About Grain-to-Glass Distilleries
November 1, 2022
Most Admired Whiskies 2022
November 1, 2022
This is the first whisky in the world made solely from biodynamic barley
November 8, 2022
Whisky not Whiskey
November 8, 2022
Peated lovers have been waiting a long time for this
November 9, 2022
Waterford Distillery is revolutionising Irish whisky
November 20, 2022
There’s a lot of complexity. It’s almost like the attributes are speaking much louder
November 22, 2022
2022 BEST WHISKY – Rathclogh 1.1
November 22, 2022
Sunset International Spirits Competition
Today, many of Reynier’s arguements appear to have been won
November 23, 2022
Brand Innovator of the Year
November 25, 2022
Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky Ireland 2023 Award
Campaign Innovator of the Year
November 25, 2022
Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky Ireland 2023 Award
Distiller of the Year
November 25, 2022
Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky Ireland 2023 Award
There’s been a lot of hype about Waterford… and it’s fully justified
December 8, 2022
Ireland’s Waterford Whisky is singularly focused on highlighting the concept of terroir in Irish whiskey, creating some interesting expressions along the way
December 9, 2022
As you’d expect from Waterford, it’s the barley that makes Heritage: Hunter stand out
December 9, 2022
Ballybannon swings hard and manages to connect on every front
December 9, 2022
Discover the magic and natural methodologies behind Waterford Whisky
December 9, 2022
Top 10 Christmas Spirits
December 10, 2022
A fat, sweet spiciness with bags of Zante currants
December 12, 2022
Thanks to Waterford Whisky for sponsoring the evening reception for the Joyce in Music recital at Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco
December 16, 2022
There is a serious creaminess to the texture, which also carries subtle hints of woodsy spice and chocolate-coated malt balls
January 3, 2023
The terroir-driven Irish whiskey distillery resurrects a rare barely from the mid-19th century for its latest release
January 4, 2023
This new release from whiskey-nerd-beloved Waterford out in Ireland is named after pioneering plant breeder Dr. Herbert Hunter
January 6, 2023
Innovation In Whisky
January 9, 2023
Whiskey Ring Awards 2022 - Innovation in Whiskey
Best World Whiskey
January 9, 2023
Whiskey Ring Awards 2022 - Best World Whiskey - The Big Five
Most Exciting Projects
January 9, 2023
Whiskey Ring Awards 2022 - Most Exciting Projects
A very unique and successful release
January 10, 2023
Biodynamic farming, a practice embraced by many wineries as “organic-plus,” is rare in the whiskey world
January 20, 2023
the team keep releasing whiskies that surprise, delight and with fascinating stories behind them. They make a refreshing change from another cask finish.
January 23, 2023
Gaia is Ireland’s only whisky to be distilled from 100% organic Irish barley.
February 2, 2023
Jeff Bradford’s episode on Waterford is now live.
February 4, 2023
Whiskey Lore Podcast episode 90
March 8, 2023
Waterford is all about showcasing Ireland’s terroir
March 13, 2023
More than any other distillery, Waterford seems perfectly poised to lure wine drinkers to Irish whiskey, with its terroir-driven approach and biodynamic barley releases such as this.
March 14, 2023
Hot Dinners celebrates The Murphia List 2023 with a party at The Bloomsbury Hotel
March 14, 2023
This is the world’s first whisky made from biodynamic barley—farmed according to moon cycles and treated only with all-natural preparations.
March 15, 2023
Waterford’s main USP is its focus on the terroir of the barley used in the production and this expression can be traced back to a “single farm origin”.
March 16, 2023
Waterford has already made a name for itself with its emphasis on terroir and other agriculturally minded priorities.
March 16, 2023
If ever there was a whiskey that celebrated the grain more than the barrel, this new release by Waterford Distillery — a terroir-focused whiskey producer — is without equal.
March 17, 2023
WHISKY LOST AND FOUND EPISODE 996.
March 19, 2023
The very red International Orange is a striking mix of Waterford Irish Whiskey, Mancino Rosso, cherry, maple, citrus and egg white.
March 20, 2023
Waterford Whisky is creating these incredible whiskies with small local farms and completely shaking up the whisky industry.
March 20, 2023
Terroir is universal – just ask any tillage farmer and they will tell you which of their fields is best for winter barley or oats.
March 24, 2023
Ballybannon perfectly pairs creamy and fruity notes with the smoky palate.
March 24, 2023
Waterford Distillery takes a terroir-driven approach to its use of organically grown barley from up to 100 Irish farms.
March 25, 2023
Ever heard of a cow horn?
March 26, 2023
Absolutely wonderful, even if I would tend to prefer some of the unpeated, by a small margin. Hunter, Luna and Gaia, top of Irish!
April 11, 2023
Brand Innovator of the year
April 11, 2023
Brand Innovator 2023 Award- Innovator of the year
Waterford has led the way in showing whisky’s connection to the land and agriculture.
April 21, 2023
2 Whisky Brands That Are Pushing Sustainability To The Forefront
April 27, 2023
Adding a few drops – usually no more than three – can make the unique flavours of a whisky all the more rewarding
May 2, 2023
Adding too much water to whiskies can make them taste the same, study suggests
May 2, 2023
Go easy on water – and ice – in that whisky
May 3, 2023
Waterford Whisky Resurrects a Lost Arcadian Barley
May 4, 2023
Whisky Advocate magazine awards
May 13, 2023
Whisky Advocate magazine awards
May 14, 2023
Whisky Advocate magazine awards
May 15, 2023
2023 Bartender Spirits Awards
May 22, 2023
The Cuvée
2023 Bartender Spirits Awards
May 22, 2023
Irish Single Malt Whiskey Biodynamic Luna
2023 Bartender Spirits Awards
May 22, 2023
Organic Gaia: Edition 2.1
Martin Moran MW on what’s driving the Irish whiskey boom
May 22, 2023
Heritage: Hunter – Platinum
June 1, 2023
Heritage: Hunter - Platinum
Peated: Ballybannon – Double Platinum
June 1, 2023
Peated: Ballybannon - Double Platinum
Make mine an old-fashioned: ‘forgotten’ whiskies have flavour to savour
June 4, 2023
A distillery that is focused on the effects of terroir on whiskey in a way that no others are.
June 8, 2023
The 11 Best Single Malt Irish Whiskey Brands to Drink Right Now
June 8, 2023
Discovering the True Essence of Barley at Waterford Distillery
June 8, 2023
Robb Report “Best of the Best” Summer 2023
July 10, 2023
Meininger’s International Spirit Awards
July 14, 2023
Waterford - The Cuvée
Waterford Whisky Announces Major Expansion Across the US
August 9, 2023
For really fresh thinking, the field is led by the Waterford Distillery, founded by former Bruichladdich iconoclast Mark Reynier
August 18, 2023
The Cuvée Argot feels like a new frontier for Waterford. Peat in moderation, just the way I like it.
August 25, 2023
The Cuvée Argot feels like a new frontier for Waterford.
August 25, 2023
Best of The Best: Spirits—From an Ensh Eau De Vie to a Japanese Whisky
August 28, 2023
2023 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
September 12, 2023
Organic Cuvee: Gaia - Double Gold
2023 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
September 12, 2023
The Waterford Cuvee: Koffi - Gold
Spirit of Ireland – Africa
September 14, 2023
Intense and perhaps more classical than most of the micro terroir bottlings
September 25, 2023
I find that complexity is always higher in these Cuvées, as well as drinkability.
September 25, 2023
Waterford Whisky Continues Major Expansion Across the US Under New Distribution Partnership
October 2, 2023
Award-Winning Waterford Whiskey has expanded its reach through a deal with Breakthru Beverage Group
October 2, 2023
For Irish distillery Waterford, the appeal of heritage barley varieties is purely about flavour
October 13, 2023
Searching for flavour from barley’s past
October 22, 2023
A deep dive into the latest Waterford Peated whiskys
October 27, 2023
Most Admired Whiskies 2023
October 31, 2023
Waterford Whisky
Waterford Woodbrook & Lacken Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey Review
November 2, 2023
Fast becoming a go-to for unique and experimental single malts
November 3, 2023
Bourbon Lens ep254 – Exploring the Terroir and Provenance of Waterford Whisky
November 26, 2023
A Terroir Toast with Waterford Whisky’s Australian Debut
November 27, 2023
2023 Barleycorn Awards – Double Gold winner
December 1, 2023
2023 Barleycorn Awards - Double Gold winner
Christmas whiskies for all
December 7, 2023
Whisky Advocate Winter 2023 Issue has scored 91 for Peated Cuvée Fumo
December 19, 2023
Whisky Advocate Winter 2023 Issue has scored 91 for Organic Cuvée Gaia
December 19, 2023
2023 The Fifty Best – Double Gold winner
December 22, 2023
the Waterford Cuvée: Koffi - Double Gold
San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Double Gold/95 Points
April 30, 2024
Organic Cuvée: Gaia
San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Double Gold/95 Points
April 30, 2024
The Waterford Cuvée: Koffi
San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Double Gold/98 Points
April 30, 2024
Peated Cuvée: Fumo FINALIST FOR "BEST IN CLASS"
Waterford Cuvée Koffi: Best in show
April 30, 2024
95 POINTS/PLATINUM/BEST IN SHOW
The Waterford Cuvée Koffi: Best of Category
May 9, 2024
DOUBLE GOLD, BEST OF CATEGORY – DISTILLED – IRISH SINGLE MALT WHISKEY. AMERICAN DISTILLING INSTITUTE 2024 INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION
The Waterford Cuvée Koffi: Gold, 94 Points
June 12, 2024
GOLD, 94 POINTS – 2024 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION
Organic Cuvée Gaia: Double Gold, 96 Points
June 12, 2024
DOUBLE GOLD, 96 POINTS – 2024 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION
Organic Cuvée Gaia: Ireland Organic Whisky of The Year
June 12, 2024
IRELAND ORGANIC WHISKEY OF THE YEAR – 2024 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION