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  • Nick's Import

Waterford Hook Head Edition 1.1 Single Malt Irish Whisky (700ml)

IRELAND
$159. 99 Bottle
$1919.88 Dozen
ABV: 50%

A first edition, made using barely grown at the ‘Hookhead Farm’. A lighthouse here stands resolute against the full force of the Atlantic Ocean on Ireland’s southern coast, ten miles from the Waterford distillery – so close that Oliver Cromwell vowed to take Waterford 'by hook or by crook' in the 17th century. In its shadow, Martin Foley grows barley on clay/loam soils derived from limestone. Exposed to the full range of salt-laden storms, sea mists & ocean breezes, it’s an extreme maritime terroir.

Notes from the producers... Appearance: Straw with legs of oils coating the glass. Nose: Earthy maltiness & fresh soil, citrus peel, breadcrust, clove, white pepper, caramel, milk chocolate, salted popcorn, barnyard, oak green foliage. Taste: It's a spice bomb up front; with cloves, white pepper, salted caramel, liquorice, ginger biscuits, lemon zest, & chilli chocolate. Finish: Dry, but it leaves a lasting oiliness that holds the spiciness for a long time. 50% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.

Best in Class - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021