Waterford Whisky Ratheadon, Rathclough Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Forest: Lock-in Livestream

June 30, 2020


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Each week Barry opens up a few different Irish whiskeys and invites a guest or two to join for conversation and craic.

The Lock-in Livestream is a great chance to raise a glass to our health, one another and another week under our belt.

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I’ll be joined by Ned Gahan, Head Distiller of the much-discussed Waterford Distillery in Ireland. Ned will walk us through two samples of their single farm whiskey which I am lucky enough to have. These might be the only samples in America at the moment and they won’t last long!

We’ll be chatting about Waterford’s unique approach to growing, fermenting, distillation and maturation and when Waterford’s Whisky (without the “e”) will start to hit shelves around the world. Ned has a tremendous knowledge which I can’t wait to tap into during our chat.

I’ll also be sipping on the new Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Forest Tree 6 (what a mouthful…) and sharing the story of this range and the use of Irish oak.

As we stay locked away at home and unable to travel to Ireland, I’ll instead bring Ireland to you with a tour of Waterford, the two distilleries doing very interesting things in the county and the sights and attractions of this beautiful part of Ireland. It’s going to be a great night touring the south east of Ireland and sipping on three fantastic whiskeys.

I hope you’ll find yourself a nice drop of the brown water, get settled in your comfortable seat and tune in for an evening of tales, tastes and virtual trips.


Irish whiskeys sipped this week:

  • Waterford Whisky Ratheadon
  • Waterford Whisky Rathclough
  • Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Forest