Waterford Heritage Hunter
- Country of Produce: Ireland
- Whiskey Type: Single Malt
- ABV: 50%
- Bottle Volume: 70cl
- Distillery: Waterford Distillery
Part of our Arcadian Farm Origin range, which explores real rarity and the ﬂavours derived from the old ways, Waterford's ﬁrst Heritage bottling is made from a game-changing variety called Hunter.
Named after pioneering plant breeder Dr Herbert Hunter, it was introduced in 1959, and was for two decades lauded for its distinctive ﬂavour. Modern distillers, obliged to use the yield-enhancing varieties, have been deprived of heritage ﬂavours – ﬂavours that evolved more naturally over centuries in harmony with Ireland’s terroirs.
Hunter had to be propagated from a 50 gram bag of seeds and upscaled over several years before there was enough to distil. Just 50 barrels were distilled from the ﬁrst harvest.
Nose: Earthy, dry soil, lemon sherbert, red apple skin, dry bark, barnyard, petrichor, rolled barley, baked salt, chalk.
Palate: Orange cake, dry savoury spice, cloves, porridge with prunes, wood char, citrus oils.
Finish: A dry, green finish with a gentle spice.