Waterford Bannow Island: Edition 1.1 is the very exciting and very new irish kid on the block. The brand is set up by the former Bruichladdich distillery manager: someone who knows his malt! Together with its brother Waterford Ballykillcavan Edition 1.1, it showcases what happens if you make a whiskey from barley that was harvested on one single farm. Distilled in 2016 from Overture barley that was grown by Ed Harpur on the extreme southern coast of Co. Wexford. Salt-laden Atlantic winds and sandy soils create a unique, if somewhat challenging, terroir to farm the lands. It was here that the Normans took their first conquering steps in 1169. The Waterford Bannow Island: Edition 1.1 comes in a neat blue bottle and an even neater shiny box.