Waterford Distillery

Due to the COVID19 pandemic this event has been postponed until Saturday 5th September.

The long awaited inaugural release from the category defining Waterford Distillery is happening on Saturday 25th April 5th September.

Casks Away will be there and is offering a return transport service for 7  6 keen whiskey fans.

Contact info@casksaway.ie to book your seats. Events page here.

Building itself on the founding pillars of provenance, biodynamics and terroir, Waterford Distillery (website here) has built up much anticipation for it’s ‘Where Barley Is King’ approach.

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The Pilgrimage Single Malt Whiskey will be available to purchase at the Open Day.

Prospective attendees must book their tickets in advance via Waterford Distillery’s eventbrite page here.

It remains to be seen how the whiskey community will react to the first tastings of this highly sought after release.

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Founder Mark Reynier and his team have built up a much lauded reputation both within the wine and whisky industry during his time at La Reserve Fine Wines and Bruichladdich Distillery.

Casks Away looks forward to a successful future at Waterford Distillery.


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Irish Times article on Mark Reynier here.

Photos in text courtesy Waterford Distillery facebook site here.

Header image courtesy Casks Away.


Blackwater Distillery

When someone mentioned Block Chain to me I just thought it was another computer game the kids had got into.


From what I understand (which isn’t a lot in this instance) Block Chain is a method of digitally tracking each and every ingredient, every method and every action used in creating whiskey. Blackwater Whisky to be precise.

The whisky created at the newly opened Blackwater Distillery in Ballyduff County Waterford will be the first (to my knowledge anyway) in Ireland to use this method.

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Filling the barrels!

We’ll have to wait until at least 2021 to taste the results as their first new make spirit only entered the barrels for maturation in December 2018.

What I do understand however is the wonderfully tasting & elegant sourced whisky (Blackwater don’t use the ‘e’) they released prior to their own quietly ageing.

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Retronaut Whisky

It’s called Retronaut.

And if the team down at Blackwater can produce anything close to this fabulous whisky, Block Chain or not, I’d be an extremely happy imbiber!


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Images courtesy of Blackwater Distillery Blog here & Google here.