Irish Whiskey from Waterford Distillery

With a long history in the drinks industry, having been involved in La Reserve Fine Wines & Spirits and Murray McDavid independent bottlers, and later the purchasing of Bruichladdich Distillery in 2000, Mark Reynier founded the Waterford Distillery in 2014 from a converted former Guinness brewery and set out to produce the first terroir-driven Irish single malt whiskey.Waterford puts a particular emphasis on barley and Single Farm Origin, placing Terroir, Traceability and Transparency at the heart of its philosophy.

This is Ireland´s first whiskey to be distilled from organic Irish barley. Distilled from barley harvested in 2016 from 6 Irish farms. John Mallick, Paddy Tobin, Alan Jackson, Pat and Denis Booth, Jason Stanley and Trevor Harris are responsible for producing Ireland’s first organic barley dedicated to malting for Waterford Distillery.

The name, Gaia, from the neopagan goddess - a personification of Mother Earth herself - refers to a respect for the land and the old ways of farming in the pursuit of flavour over yield imperative.

Organic Gaia is bottled at 50% abv, has no added colouring and is non chill filtered.