Waterford Whisky unveils new Cuvée Argot single malt

Waterford Whisky unveils new Cuvée Argot single malt

The new expression, the latest in Waterford Whisky's Cuvée Concept, features a blend of liquids from its Single Farm Origins collection

01 March 2023

Ireland's Waterford Distillery has unveiled a new permanent addition to its new single malt range as part of its Cuvée Concept collection.

Cuvée: Argot, the distillery's first permanent bottling to be made available globally, comprises liquid from several of its Single Farm Origins series, along with a hint of Irish peat, following the success of its Ballybannon and Fenniscourt peated whiskies, launched last year.

Inspired by French winemakers and the idea of 'terroir', Waterford's Cuvée Concepts range is designed to showcase the nuances in distilling and maturation between barleys harvested from different farms.

The whisky was matured in a mix of first-fill American oak (37 per cent), virgin American oak, premium French oak (both 19 per cent), and Vin Dooux Naturel (23 per cent).

Each bottle of Cuvée: Argot features a TÉIREOIR code, which drinkers can use to see how the barley for each of the Single Farm Origin whiskies that make up the blend was harvested, stored, malted, and distilled.

Mark Reynier, Waterford Distillery founder and CEO, said: "We are delighted to introduce the Cuvée: Argot as part of our continued quest to uncover whisky’s most natural flavours. At Waterford Distillery, our view is rather than a manufactured product, Waterford Whisky is an agricultural produce. It’s of the land; our reverence for its raw material, barley, and Argot is our introduction to that Waterford Whisky world.

"On the one hand we can express barley by letting Ireland’s farmlands do the talking via our Single Farm Origins; or as in this case, with ultimate creativity, we can bring these flavours, those barley ingredients together for ultimate harmony and complexity in the same way as Bordeaux Grand Vin and Champagne Grand Marques.

"With this new addition to our ever-growing collection of bottlings, Argot is a refreshing, more accessible bottling for whisky lovers and flavour enthusiasts to experience our Cuvée Concepts."

Waterford Cuvée: Argot will be available at waterfordwhisky.com from mid-March, and worldwide at key retailers (recommended price €59.90 (£56)).

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