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Peated

Single Farm Origin

Key Facts

EDITION1.1
HARVESTED10 AUGUST 2017
DISTILLED10 SEPTEMBER 2018
Maturation1344 DAYS OR 3 YEARS, 8 MONTHS, 5 DAYS
ABV50%
No. of Bottles11,898
For Market WORLDWIDE
BottledAUGUST 2022
ppm38
Peat sourceBallyteague, Co. Kildare

Fenniscourt, Co. Carlow

Arcadian Barley, from our secret garden of delights, explores the flavours, intensity & honesty of old ways. Out of necessity, since the dawn of time, peat (or turf) has been the primary fuel source in rural Ireland, with its sweet pungency familiar to generations gathered around the hearths of ancient thatched cottages. This same diffused aroma cloaked barley dried over peat smoke by illicit distillers, a custom that died out in the 1850s. 

The lush, inland terroir of Fenniscourt in Co. Carlow has been farmed by the Byrne family since 1870, its rich Elton Series soils nourished by the River Barrow. For this whisky, their barley was kiln-dried during malting  by heat generated from sphagnum-rich peat from Niall Carroll’s cuttings at Ballyteige, Co. Kildare. The terroir’s character suited a medium peating intensity of 38ppm. Along with its sister bottling, Ballybannon, Peated Fenniscourt represents the first marriage of Irish barley and Irish peat in generations.

Grower information

GROWERFarmCountyTYPE
Ger ByrneFenniscourtCarlowConventional

The Sound of Fenniscourt

An overcast summer’s day at Fenniscourt. This track starts out under the trees by the entrance to one of the barley fields. Heading down around the edge of the field, where the quiet is interrupted by the Waterford to Dublin train as it hurtle past on a line that spits the farmland, it’s a brief change of pace. We keep moving along the eastern edge of the field. The breeze picks up a little, blowing through the crop; the hedgerows are still busy and a buzzard flies overhead. There’s a wide headland along the northern edge of the field; the wild flowers here give the bees plenty to do before the rain sets in for the afternoon.

BARLEY TIMELINES

SOWN17 March 2017
HARVESTED10 August 2017
Arrived at Cathedral11 August 2017
Went to Maltings1 August 2018
Arrived at Distillery22 August 2018
Fermentation Started3 September 2018
Distillation Started10 September 2018
Distillation Finished17 September 2018
Filled at Warehouse20 September 2018
Marriage of Casks26 May 2022
Sent for Bottling23 August 2022

Peat Smoke

Peat: the original flavour of Irish whisky (even if you spell it the other way). Watch our film, Peat Smoke, for the full story about the lengths we had to go in order to make enough Peated Waterford Whisky to share with the world.

TERROIR

FIELDS
SOIL

CREDIT: TEAGASC.

series Elton Association
type Luvisol
pdf Elton Association
description Fine Loamy Drift, Elton Association soils composed of (Elton, Kellistown, Baggotstown, Mylerstown, Ballylusky, NewInn, Cloonmore, Newtown and Greenane)

BARLEY, YEAST & WATER

VARIETYLAUREATE
YeastMauri Distiller's Yeast
Production WaterVolcanic Aquifer
Fermentation187 Hours

Head Distiller's Observations

Appearance: Rich buttermilk with fabulous oils.

Nose: Turf (peat), saltiness, pear skin, woodland moss, hay, lemon skin, dried thyme, malted biscuits, marzipan, cooked banana, sweet floralness, wattle and daub, golden syrup.

Taste:  Farm tastes, dry rub that you would use on a barbecue, bog myrtle, clove sweets , leather, maraschino cherry, barley husks, gooseberry jam. 

Finish: Soft, earthy warmth, dry, finish in gentle waves.

cask no. cask type cask fill cooperage fill date farm
10994PREMIUM FRENCH222.59Latour20 September 2018Fenniscourt
10996PREMIUM FRENCH221Latour20 September 2018Fenniscourt
11013PREMIUM FRENCH220.85Latour20 September 2018Fenniscourt
11014PREMIUM FRENCH219.94Latour20 September 2018Fenniscourt
11042PREMIUM FRENCH219.93Latour20 September 2018Fenniscourt
11058PREMIUM FRENCH223.57Latour20 September 2018Fenniscourt
12319VIN DOUX NATUREL222.96Sauternes20 September 2018Fenniscourt
12320VIN DOUX NATUREL223.45Sauternes20 September 2018Fenniscourt
12321VIN DOUX NATUREL224.79Sauternes20 September 2018Fenniscourt
12322VIN DOUX NATUREL234.91Sauternes20 September 2018Fenniscourt
12324VIN DOUX NATUREL219.96Sauternes20 September 2018Fenniscourt
12325VIN DOUX NATUREL217.95Sauternes20 September 2018Fenniscourt
12327VIN DOUX NATUREL221.89Sauternes20 September 2018Fenniscourt
12328VIN DOUX NATUREL225.36Sauternes20 September 2018Fenniscourt
18177VIRGIN U.S.195.64Kelvin Cooperage20 September 2018Fenniscourt
18178VIRGIN U.S.196.93Kelvin Cooperage20 September 2018Fenniscourt
18179VIRGIN U.S.201.87Kelvin Cooperage20 September 2018Fenniscourt
18180VIRGIN U.S.197.25Kelvin Cooperage20 September 2018Fenniscourt
18181VIRGIN U.S.195.82Kelvin Cooperage20 September 2018Fenniscourt
18182VIRGIN U.S.194.59Kelvin Cooperage20 September 2018Fenniscourt
18944FIRST FILL U.S.190.52Buffalo Trace20 September 2018Fenniscourt
18945FIRST FILL U.S.187.86Buffalo Trace20 September 2018Fenniscourt
18946FIRST FILL U.S.188.94Buffalo Trace20 September 2018Fenniscourt
18947FIRST FILL U.S.196.89Buffalo Trace20 September 2018Fenniscourt
19475FIRST FILL U.S.198.63Jack Daniels 20 September 2018Fenniscourt
19476FIRST FILL U.S.198.27Jack Daniels 20 September 2018Fenniscourt
19477FIRST FILL U.S.199.33Jack Daniels 20 September 2018Fenniscourt
19478FIRST FILL U.S.197.6Jack Daniels 20 September 2018Fenniscourt
19479FIRST FILL U.S.188.75Jack Daniels 20 September 2018Fenniscourt
19480FIRST FILL U.S.189.34Jack Daniels 20 September 2018Fenniscourt
19481FIRST FILL U.S.196.95Jack Daniels 20 September 2018Fenniscourt
19482FIRST FILL U.S.194.82Jack Daniels 20 September 2018Fenniscourt
19488FIRST FILL U.S.220.8Jack Daniels 20 September 2018Fenniscourt
18208VIRGIN U.S.193.62Kelvin Cooperage20 September 2018Fenniscourt
12340PREMIUM FRENCH196.29Lafite Rothschild20 September 2018Fenniscourt
18265VIN DOUX NATUREL504.72Oloroso20 September 2018Fenniscourt

Composition

FIRST FILL U.S.33%
VIRGIN U.S.18%
PREMIUM FRENCH20%
VIN DOUX NATUREL29%

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