Waterford Irish Whiskey Zoom
Wednesday, January 20th
7-8:30pm (room opens at 6:30)
On Jan 20th, Welcome back our friend, Raj Sabharwal, importer, spirits expert and one of the true gents in the industry. Raj is focusing on the long awaited project from former Bruichladdich distillery co-owner, Mark Reynier. Below is his mission statement for the distillery
“We chose Waterford, for here on the banks of the river Suir, on Ireland’s sunny south-eastern coast, we have an exceptional state-of-the-art facility originally built by Diageo in 2004 and converted to distilling in 2015. And we have the finest quality raw materials: the purest of spring water from renowned ancient wells; a team of passionate distillers that share the vision; and the very best barley in the world. Using the world's finest barley, our Single Farm Origin series is an uber- provenance range of natural whiskies that explore Irish terroir one place, one farm, at a time. Barley-forward, terroir-driven, natural whisky. No coloring, chill-filtration or any additives whatsoever.”
Purchase a minimum of one bottle to be included in the zoom tasting. Pick any one of the expressions below and we’ll email you the Zoom invite. If you have already purchased one of the Waterford expressions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Waterford Organic Gaia 1.1. Irish Single Malt...$84.99
Cask composition: 42% first fill US oak, 17% virgin US oak, 23% premium French oak and 18% Vin Doux Naturel.
Each bottle of Organic GAIA Edition 1.1 has a TÉIREOIR code, which offers an unparalleled level of bottling information on the barley, maps, imagery and even audio from the farm.
Waterford Dunmore Edition 1.1. Irish Single Malt...$74.99
Made from 100% Irish-grown barley, Single Farm Origin: Dunmore Edition 1.1 was grown by John Tynan in County Laois.Cask composition: 33% first fill US oak, 18% virgin US oak, 25% premium French oak and 24% Vin Doux Naturel (sweet fortified wines).
Waterford Rathclogh Edition 1.1. Irish Single Malt ...$74.99
Single Farm Origin
Made from 100% Irish-grown barley, Single Farm Origin: Rathclogh Edition 1.1 was grown by Richard Raftice. The strategic importance of Ráthchloch (stone fort), on the old Kilkenny to Waterford road, was equally appreciated by the Vikings adjacent Danesfort. The striking vantage point looks over Richard Raftice’s low lying land of quick-drying, shallow gravel soils deposited by ancient glacier meltwater ensuring it is an early sowing/ripening terroir.
Cask composition: 31% first-fill US oak, 19% virgin US oak, 25% premium French oak and 25% Vin Doux Naturel (sweet fortified wines).
A little background on our guest, Raj Sabharwal:
Raj was born in England, grew up in Toronto, Canada and so far has lived in 18 cities in 5 countries. After 25 years in the corporate world Raj decided to follow his passions for fine wine and spirits and in 2010 started Purple Valley Imports USA LLC. In 2016 Purple Valley Imports changed their name to Glass Revolution Imports. The new name reflects their focus to revolutionize what is in the consumer’s glass. Raj is an avid wine and spirits collector and is WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) Level 3 certified and a Certified Wine and Spirits Educator. In 8 years Raj and his two partners have grown their company from representing 1 brand in 3 states to today representing 10 brands in over 45 States. Glass Revolution is an importer specializing in world class spirits from independent distilleries. Raj personally selects the brands and selections offered. Glass Revolution were the first to import Single Malt Whiskies from India, England and Australia, into the USA. Purple Valley Imports has been recognized as “Whisky Importer of the Year” for 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Whisky Magazine’s Icons of America Whisky. In 2017 Whisky Magazine recognized Raj as World Whisky Ambassador (Highly Commended) with their American Icon’s of Whisky. Glass Revolution’s portfolio includes a number of multi-award winning products, including 3 World Whiskies of The Year.