Waterford Biodynamic Luna 1.1
Single Malt — Ireland
Reviewed January 15, 2022 (edited January 29, 2022)
Going through my sample basket ( actually more of a large tub than basket), I randomly picked out this one. So, this is the first biodynamic whiskey; in essence made using barley that has been sustainably harvested using biodynamic techniques. I’ve no clue what that is, and really care less. In the greater scheme of things, having one type of whiskey using a sustainable technique won’t make a dent in our climate change. But, sure as hell counts for publicity and “ I was here first “ bragging rights. But now to what really counts…how does this taste? The overall consensus reviews are middle of the road B / B- average. But personally, to me this borders more on B+. The nose isn’t much…light green apples and grape skins. But the taste comes alive with pineapples, lemon, and an almost tequila-esque agave flavor. Out of all the Waterfords I’ve tried to date, granted only 3 or 4 of their early releases, this is my favorite. There’s a certain clean , crisp element to it that makes it refreshing. I think this will be amazing with a few years on it. It’s not for all…that agave like crispness might not be everyone’s cup of tea. So, I’d recommend a sample first. My sample was only $6, so well worth the experiment.
6.0 USD per Pour
I wonder if this was distilled during a full moon. That’s the kind of thing biodynamic wine producers care about.