Are you curious about the origins of Whisky's natural flavour?

Enter your email address for articles & updates & to hear about new Waterford Whiskies.

IT'S JUST A QUESTION OF MATURATION. BY ENTERING YOU NOT ONLY ACCEPT OUR INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGE, BUT ALSO
THE USE OF COOKIES & INFORMATION COLLECTION TO ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Are you legally old enough
(and sufficiently curious)
to enjoy terroir-driven whisky?

THE WATERFORD – CUVÉE 'KOFFI'

OUR MOST PROFOUND AND COMPLEX SINGLE MALT

THE CUVÉE CONCEPT

The Cuvée Concept, our unique modus operandi, is how we create, naturally, the most expressive, profound & complex single malt, by bringing together Single Farm Origins. In Cuvée ‘Koffi’ we have assembled two dozen to provide our fullest & most generous expression, which sets this pioneering whisky apart. It provides a wide spectrum of flavour, richly textured & beguilingly persistent.

Key Facts

SINGLE FARM ORIGINS 24 Components
MATURATION 6 YEARS, 5 DAYS
ASSEMBLAGE DATE 25 OCTOBER 2022
Bottled 18 July 2023
ABV 50%
For Market worldwide

Head Distiller's Observation

APPEARANCE: Amber gold with light like a coral sunrise and thick oils that slowly descend the glass, with a stop or two on the way.

NOSE: Interesting combination of red apple on homemade brown bread, washed down with a cup of tea, delish! Three peel marmalade, white pepper tingle, mixed dry herbs, cola cubes and sherbet sweets, light lavender in fresh soil.

TASTE: Spices gently dancing on my tongue, lemon and strawberry shortbread biscuits, black pepper, grapefruit, chilli chocolate, oyster crackers, barley sugar, summer fruit compote, liquorice allsorts sweets.

FINISH: Long and dry gentle spiciness that lasts and leads to mouth-watering with dried fruits which all meanders on.

The Growers

Grower
Farm
County
Type
David Power
Park
Carlow
Conventional
Kenneth Ashmore
Knockroe
Kildare
Conventional
Leeson & Leon Stanley
Donoughmore
Kilkenny
Conventional
Leonard & Barry Ashmore
Blackcastle
Kildare
Conventional
Michael Carey
Woodbrook
Wicklow
Conventional
Philip O'Brien
Sheestown
Kilkenny
Conventional
Richard Raftice
Rathclough
Kilkenny
Conventional
Robert Milne
Ballymorgan
Wexford
Conventional
Simon Neville
Ballyroe
Wexford
Conventional
Stephen & Andrew McDonnell
Ratheadon
Carlow
Conventional
Thomas Fennelly
Cloncassin
Offaly
Conventional
Ed Harpur
Bannow Island
Wexford
Conventional
David Walsh-Kemmis
Ballykilcavan
Laois
Conventional
William & Pat Doyle
Cooladine
Wexford
Conventional
Joe Doyle
Kilnahue
Wexford
Conventional
Ned Murphy
Dunbell
Kilkenny
Conventional
Ger Byrne
Fenniscourt
Carlow
Conventional
Jimmy Walshe
Tinryland
Carlow
Conventional
John Fletcher
Ballycullane
Laois
Conventional
John P Foley
Newgardens
Carlow
Conventional
John Tully
Clonhenrett
Wexford
Conventional
John Tynan
Dunmore
Laois
Conventional
Kelly Brothers
The Bleeding Horse
Kildare
Conventional
Organic Growers
Mixed Crop
Laois
Organic

Yeast

Waterford Whisky’s intensity of flavour comes from our temperature-controlled fermentations, encouraging a flavour-enhancing malolactic fermentation to provide extra length & depth.

Water

Rains that fall on the Comeragh mountains flow via water-bearing volcanic rock fissures creating an aquifer of pure, soft water of ideal mineral balance. The purity of volcanic-filtered water is where our spirit’s journey starts.

THE STORY BEHIND OUR CUVÉE CONCEPT

POUR YOURSELF A DRAM AND LISTEN TO THE SOUND OF ONE OF THIS CUVÉE'S SINGLE FARM ORIGINS

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.

Cask Composition

FIRST FILL U.S
35%
VIRGIN U.S.
20%
PREMIUM FRENCH
25%
VIN DOUX NATUREL
20%

Cooperage

AWARDS

You may also like

SUBSCRIBE

SUBSCRIBE TO BE THE FIRST TO KNOW ABOUT NEW WHISKIES

SOCIAL