Watershed Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Jennifer Nickerson, her husband, Irish farmer Liam Ahearn, and her father & Scottish-based whiskey pro Stuart Nickerson, founded Tipperary Boutique Distillery Limited in 2014. The land at Ballindoney, where the distillery is located, has been farmed by Liam’s family for over 200 years. The farm lies on a plain of land known as the Golden Vale, a rich farming area sheltered by the Galtee, Knockmealdowns, and Comeragh mountains, where fresh water flows down into the valley and is collected to cut Tipperary’s Watershed expression.
Currently, Stuart Nickerson sources the barrels that go into each expression of Tipperary. Stuart is highly respected in the world of Scotch, having managed Highland Park Distillery in Orkney, Glenrothes, Glenfiddich, Balvenie, Kininvie, and Girvan Grain distilleries. Tipperary’s exacting whiskey selections, vatting, and water sourcing result in an Irish Single Malt of exceptional quality.
Vatted from 6 first-fill, ex-bourbon barrels sourced by Malt Master, Stuart Nickerson, Tipperary ‘Watershed’ is brought to proof with water that flows down to Ballindoney Farm from the surrounding mountains. This single malt whiskey opens with vanilla and sweet fruit on the nose before black pepper and a hint of raisin crescendo on the palate, finally finishing with lingering notes of honey and buttered toast. 47% ABV