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 whisky.

Waterford puts a particular emphasis on barley and Single Farm Origin, placing Terroir, Traceability and Transparency at the heart of its philosophy.

This second expression of Sheestown is distilled using barley from the farm Phil O’Brien, the father of one of Waterford’s distillery employees, which is located near Kilkenny city, a predominantly limestone area. Sheestown takes its name from the Irish language term “Baile an fhasaigh”, meaning “the place of the lush grass”.

Matured in a combination of first-fill American oak, French oak and ex-Vin Doux Naturel fortified wine casks, it is bottled at 50% abv, has no added colouring and is non chill-filtered.