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Arcadian Series Organic

Gaia 2.1

Key Facts

EDITIONGAIA 2.1
HARVESTEDSUMMER 2015/2016
DISTILLEDWEEK 11 2017
Maturation1527 DAYS OR 4 YEARS, 2 MONTHS, 7 DAYS
ABV50%
No. of Bottles30,000
For Market GLOBAL
BottledAugust 2021

The Arcadian Series of alt-barley is where we champion those maverick growers whose inspirational ethos & way of life respects the land and the old ways in the pursuit of flavour over yield imperative. For the first time we dip into a new vintage: the 2016 organic harvest. Once again Gaia, neopagan goddess & a personification of Mother Earth herself, is our standard bearerfor the celebration of this vibrant new edition of Ireland’s only whisky to be distilled from organic Irish barley.

The Sound of Organic Farm, Garryhoe

On John Mallick’s farm at Garryhoe, a picturesque organic farm in Wicklow, the track starts out in a wooded area near last year’s barley fields. It’s a clear, windy day. The track takes us down the hill, over a stream, into a clearing then deeper into another woods. The wind rushes through the trees; the branches at the top of the firs clash. There’s something rather magical about the place. The birds are full of life as the track moves through the woods and back around towards the edge of the fields. Then, from here, it’s downhill to the bottom of the valley where the wind gusts through a wire fence. The Derry Water River ripples through the farm.

BARLEY TIMELINES

Went to Maltings6 February 2017
Arrived at Distillery22 February 2017
Fermentation Started7 March 2017
Distillation Started12 March 2017
Distillation Finished22 March 2017
Filled at Warehouse28 March 2017
Marriage of Casks18 May 2021
Sent for Bottling30 August 2021

Organic Growers, Pat & Dennis Booth, Co. Laois.

Agronomist Grace hits the road again, this time heading to Co. Laois to visit two of our longest-standing organic growers, Pat & Dennis Booth, where she gets to grips with life on an organic farm.

TERROIR

FIELDS
series 3 DIFFERENT SOILS: ELTON, STRAFFAN & BALLYLANDERS

Growers

Grower
Farm
County
Type
Jason Stanley
Castlefleming
Laois
Organic
Paddy Tobin
Main Street
Kilkenny
Organic
Trevor Harris
Cooltrim
Kildare
Biodynamic
John Mallick
Garryhoe
Wicklow
Organic
Pat Booth
Killone
Carlow
Organic
Alan Jackson
Jackson Organic
Tipperary
Organic

BARLEY, YEAST & WATER

VARIETYOverture, Taberna
YeastMauri Distiller's Yeast
Production WaterVolcanic Aquifer
Fermentation181 Hours

Head Distiller's Observations

Appearance: Golden peach with super rich and thick oils on the glass.

Nose: Orange peel, fresh soil, bread crust, brown sugar, milk chocolate, fresh fruit salad, fig roll biscuits, lavender, sweet marshmallows, butter milk.

Taste: Spicy, white pepper, grapefruit, dry heat, liquorice, cherries, coco powder, wine gums, dry toast, salted peanuts, lemon zest.

Finish: A dry spice dance that tangos and waltz’s like a happy couple into the golden peach sunset.

cask no.
cask type
cask fill
cooperage
fill date
farm
9291
U.S. First-Fill
200.71
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9292
U.S. First-Fill
199.27
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9293
U.S. First-Fill
201.52
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9294
U.S. First-Fill
196.31
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9295
U.S. First-Fill
197.81
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9296
U.S. First-Fill
207.96
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9275
U.S. First-Fill
200.14
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9276
U.S. First-Fill
205.02
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9277
U.S. First-Fill
200.59
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9278
U.S. First-Fill
199.16
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9289
U.S. First-Fill
197.71
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9290
U.S. First-Fill
197.83
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9381
U.S. First-Fill
193.41
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9382
U.S. First-Fill
195.68
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9383
U.S. First-Fill
197.75
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9384
U.S. First-Fill
195.13
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9363
U.S. First-Fill
198.4
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9364
U.S. First-Fill
198.49
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9365
U.S. First-Fill
194.08
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9366
U.S. First-Fill
197.12
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9367
U.S. First-Fill
201.53
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9368
U.S. First-Fill
192.9
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9345
U.S. First-Fill
195.21
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9346
U.S. First-Fill
199.42
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9347
U.S. First-Fill
97.37
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9348
U.S. First-Fill
198.57
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9349
U.S. First-Fill
202.68
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9350
U.S. First-Fill
192.2
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9323
U.S. First-Fill
198.24
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9321
U.S. First-Fill
198.33
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9322
U.S. First-Fill
197.68
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9324
U.S. First-Fill
202.1
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9325
U.S. First-Fill
198.78
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9326
U.S. First-Fill
202.4
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9375
U.S. First-Fill
200.99
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9376
U.S. First-Fill
197.44
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9378
U.S. First-Fill
197.86
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9377
U.S. First-Fill
198.14
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9379
U.S. First-Fill
194.43
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9380
U.S. First-Fill
193.33
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9369
U.S. First-Fill
194.6
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9370
U.S. First-Fill
197.94
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9371
U.S. First-Fill
201.15
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9372
U.S. First-Fill
202.14
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9373
U.S. First-Fill
197.66
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9374
U.S. First-Fill
199.19
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9354
U.S. First-Fill
194.38
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
9353
U.S. First-Fill
197.54
Heaven Hill Distillery
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
6483
U.S. Virgin
202.65
Speyside Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
6484
U.S. Virgin
201.55
Speyside Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
7366
U.S. Virgin
200.38
Kelvin Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
7367
U.S. Virgin
197.31
Kelvin Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
7368
U.S. Virgin
199.83
Kelvin Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
7369
U.S. Virgin
198.33
Kelvin Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
6468
U.S. Virgin
200.66
Speyside Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
6465
U.S. Virgin
210.92
Speyside Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
6466
U.S. Virgin
201.77
Speyside Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
6467
U.S. Virgin
203.13
Speyside Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
6469
U.S. Virgin
208.57
Speyside Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
6470
U.S. Virgin
208.42
Speyside Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
7376
U.S. Virgin
201.32
Kelvin Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
7373
U.S. Virgin
200.05
Kelvin Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
6473
U.S. Virgin
201.25
Speyside Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
6477
U.S. Virgin
207.81
Speyside Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
6478
U.S. Virgin
201.61
Speyside Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
6479
U.S. Virgin
201.15
Speyside Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
6480
U.S. Virgin
208.32
Speyside Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
6481
U.S. Virgin
207.88
Speyside Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
6482
U.S. Virgin
209.11
Speyside Cooperage
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
3223
Premium French
224.33
Château Lafite Rothschild
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
3224
Premium French
226.06
Château Lafite Rothschild
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
3225
Premium French
227.1
Château Lafite Rothschild
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
3226
Premium French
220.82
Château Lafite Rothschild
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
3227
Premium French
222.22
Château Lafite Rothschild
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
3228
Premium French
227.48
Château Lafite Rothschild
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
4676
Premium French
229
Margaux
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
4688
Premium French
228.04
Margaux
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
4689
Premium French
233.3
Margaux
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
4690
Premium French
227.83
Margaux
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
4691
Premium French
228.75
Margaux
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
4692
Premium French
234.07
Margaux
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
4693
Premium French
226.03
Margaux
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
4677
Premium French
227.32
Margaux
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
4678
Premium French
226.79
Margaux
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
4679
Premium French
229.24
Margaux
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
4680
Premium French
226.66
Margaux
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
4681
Premium French
226.78
Margaux
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
4682
Premium French
224.41
Margaux
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
4658
Premium French
225.99
Margaux
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
4683
Premium French
225.59
Margaux
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
8797
Vin Doux Naturel
223.76
Rivesaltes
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
8801
Vin Doux Naturel
219.5
Rivesaltes
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
8803
Vin Doux Naturel
222.64
Rivesaltes
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
5852
Vin Doux Naturel
228.52
Marsala
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
5851
Vin Doux Naturel
232.4
Marsala
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
5909
Vin Doux Naturel
223.51
Marsala
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
5910
Vin Doux Naturel
225.66
Marsala
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
5911
Vin Doux Naturel
227.78
Marsala
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
8721
Vin Doux Naturel
334.98
Marsala
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
8722
Vin Doux Naturel
291.2
Marsala
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
8726
Vin Doux Naturel
354.21
Marsala
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
8697
Vin Doux Naturel
354.23
Marsala
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
8696
Vin Doux Naturel
334.98
Marsala
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
8695
Vin Doux Naturel
332.74
Marsala
28 March 2017
Organic Growers
8730
Vin Doux Naturel
346.44
Marsala
28 March 2017
Organic Growers

Composition

FIRST FILL U.S
39%
VIRGIN U.S.
17%
PREMIUM FRENCH
19%
VIN DOUX NATUREL
25%

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