Tasting Notes for Tipperary Boutique Selection Watershed Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Nose: The nose opens with strong vanilla and sweet fruit notes followed by hints of grain.
Palate: Black pepper rises on the pallet, overtaken by vanilla fudge and just a trace of raisins.
Finish: The smooth finish of Watershed is warm and comforting, like honey on warm buttered toast.
Only six ex-bourbon casks are chosen for each batch of Watershed, carefully selected by Malt Master Stuart Nickerson. After being cut to 47%abv with fresh Ballindoney water, every bottle is individually numbered, so that each one is special.
‘Watershed’ is the first whiskey to be cut to 47% with water from Ballindoney farm outside Clonmel. The land at Ballindoney has been farmed by the Ahearn family for over 200 years. The Farm lies on a plain of land sheltered by the Galtee, Knockmealdowns and Comeragh mountains, with fresh water flowing down to be collected and used to cut the Watershed whiskey.
Jennifer Nickerson, Stuart Nickerson and Liam Ahearn founded Tipperary Boutique Distillery Limited in 2014. Having spent the first few years releasing independently bottled single malt Irish whiskeys.
Situated in the Golden Vale - a picturesque region of rolling hills and pasture land in southwestern Ireland spanning three counties — Limerick, Tipperary, and Cork. Tipperary Distillery is a brand new operation that sits in the middle of this small patch of God’s country. Construction started in 2016, and Tipperary distillery is now comprised of 4 copper stills (with the largest only 1,000 litres) which were installed in May 2020, a mash tun, 4 fermenters and hand bottling equipment.
This is a true craft distillery dedicated to distilling their own home-grown barley to create both Single Estate Irish single malt whiskey and Irish single pot still whiskey, together with white spirits such as gin.
Producer An unnamed distillery (likely Cooley) for Tipperary Style Irish Single Malt Whiskey Age No age statement Volume 70CL ABV 47% abv