“Watershed” is the first whiskey to be cut to 47% with water from Ballindoney farm in Tipperary.
The land at Ballindoney has been farmed by the distillery's co-founding family, the Ahearns, for as long back as parish records are available (over 200 years). Lying in Ireland’s Golden Vale, the farmland is fresh and green in spring, maturing to glorious golds as crops ripen for harvest.
The farm lies on a plain of land sheltered by the Galtee, Knockmealdown and Comeragh mountains, with fresh water flowing down to be collected and used to cut Watershed whiskey. Only six first-fill bourbon casks are chosen for each batch of Watershed, carefully selected for quality by Malt Master, Stuart Nickerson. After being cut to 47% with our Ballindoney water, they number every bottle individually, so each one is special.
Aroma: opens with strong vanilla and sweet fruit notes, followed by hints of grain.
Palate: Black pepper rises on the palate, overtaken by vanilla fudge and just a trace of raisins.
Finish: The smooth finish is warm and comforting, honey on hot buttered toast.