Waterford The Arcadian Organic Gaia 1.2

Mellow, Sweet Fruity
The Arcadian series from Waterford represents a visionary interpretation of the "Garden of Delights", and the Organic Gaia 1.2 is an outstanding example of this philosophy. Unconventional farmers who prioritise quality and taste over profit have played a central role in this. Gaia, the divine mother of the earth, was chosen as the patron saint for this unique whisky, which is made from 100% organically grown barley - the first of its kind in Ireland.
Waterford The Arcadian Organic Gaia 1.2
Waterford The Arcadian Organic Gaia 1.2 (Preview Image Source: whiskyhaus)
Single Malt Whisky | No Age Statement | 50,00 % ABV. | 107,13 €/l | Waterford Distillery | produced in | Whiskybase ID 181075


From the very first whiff, Organic Gaia 1.2 seduces with an intense scent of rose water, reminiscent of a lush garden in spring. A seductive caramel note blends with creamy milk chocolate, creating a feeling of sweet seduction. The malty aroma evokes memories of freshly baked bread, while a hint of Black Forest gateau and cream rounds off the olfactory experience.


The first sip confirms the aromatic promise of the nose. Once again, a distinctive chocolate note unfolds, harmonising with a strong sweetness. Nutty undertones and juicy dates add depth and complexity, while the fresh note of honeydew melon provides an invigorating contrast. The flavour is rich and multi-layered.


The finish of the Gaia 1.2 is medium-long and lingers with a variety of nuances. A hint of liquorice and aniseed gives it a spicy note, which is complemented by creamy vanilla and milk chocolate. Oaky accents and a slight bitterness make for an elegant and satisfying finish.


Waterford The Arcadian Organic Gaia 1.2 is more than just a whisky; it is a tribute to nature and the art of distilling. With Gaia as its divine patron and the dedication of unconventional farmers, the result is a whisky that impresses in every respect. From the organically grown barley to the complex and seductive flavours, this whisky carries the essence of Ireland's green expanses and the passion of its producers.

Rating: 82/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 83 | Sascha: 81)

Value for Money: 3/5 - Acceptable

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