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Biodynamic Luna 1.1

Arcadian Series

Key Facts

EDITION LUNA 1.1
HARVESTED SUMMER 2017
DISTILLED WEEK 10 2018
Maturation 1156 DAYS OR 3 YEARS, 2 MONTHS, 1 DAY
ABV 50%
No. of Bottles 21,000
For Market GLOBAL
Bottled 3 SEPTEMBER 2021

WORLD’S FIRST BIODYNAMIC WHISKY

 

Eccentric to some, regenerative to others, biodynamic agriculture goes beyond the ordinary ecological mindset. Drawing upon ancient lore of lunar cycles & exotic preparations, it seeks to charge soils with vitality & barley with vibrancy. Practised by the most visionary & curious, we too are intrigued about the most natural flavours we can capture in spirit. For this landmark whisky, distilled from Ireland’s only biodynamic barley, we invoke the goddess of the moon for our most esoteric & evocative bottling.

Head Distiller's Observations

Appearance: Apricot gold with oils that are in no rush!

Nose: Plums, apricot jam, fresh fruit salad, cold coffee, lemon drizzle cake, milk chocolate with almonds, fresh soil, bread proofing, brown sugar, herbal tea, hay on the ground after a shower of rain.

Taste: Spice on every level, front, middle, back and in between, white pepper, cloves, green peppers, jalapenos, dark chocolate, liquorice, malted biscuits and peppermint tea, grapefruit.

Finish: An everlasting heat and spice that’s dry but is mouth-watering, with some mint tea. It has more of a linger and less of a finish.

TERROIR

FIELDS

Product Timeline

Went to Maltings 1 February 2018
Arrived at Distillery 15 February 2018
Fermentation Started 15 February 2018
Distillation Started 7 March 2018
Distillation Finished 12 March 2018
Filled at Warehouse 15 March 2018
Marriage of Casks 19 May 2021
Sent for Bottling 2 September 2021

Grower Info

Grower
Farm
County
Type
Trevor Harris
Cooltrim
Kildare
Biodynamic
John McDonnell
Shalvanstown
Meath
Biodynamic
Alan Mooney
Portgloriam
Kildare
Biodynamic

Soil

Type 2 different soils: Straffan & Ballylanders

Barley, Yeast & Water

VARIETY Olympus
Yeast Mauri Distiller’s Yeast
Production Water Volcanic Aquifer
Fermentation 194 hours

The Sound of A Biodynamic Farm

An early Spring dawn chorus. It’s still dark as this track begins but, around an open area behind the yard where sheep and the first lambs of the year are resting, the hedgerows are already busy. We move away from the yard, through the fields and into a clearing between a young Oak wood and an old Ring Fort. It’s getting lighter now, and a buzzard cruises over the woodland beside us. We circle back toward the yard where the sun is up now, the nearby traffic busier, the birds in full song. The sheep and their lambs are up and about feeding in the field behind.

Biodynamic Barley – Ultimate Natural Flavour

Cask Composition

FIRST FILL U.S
35%
VIRGIN U.S.
17%
PREMIUM FRENCH
26%
VIN DOUX NATUREL
22%

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