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.

Lacken is distilled using only Irish barley, and using Irish peat at a phenol parts per million (PPM) rate of 57ppm, making it among the most heavily-peated Irish whiskies ever produced.

The barley, of Single Farm Origin comes from the farm of Francis Kehoe, Lacken, close to New Ross on the border of Wexford and Kilkenny. Lacken is bottled at 50% abv.