Mark sampling whisky at Waterford

Hedonism Meets... Mark Reynier

Posted by Hedonism Wines

Mark Reynier is a busy man. Following his triumphant reopening and revitalisation of closed Islay distillery Bruichladdich in the 2000s, Mark set his sights on Irish single malts founding Waterford on the south east coast of Ireland and distilling his first spirit there in 2015. The project represents a return to the roots of Irish whiskey-making, shifting the focus from the stillmen who make the spirit to the farmers that grow the barley. We sat down with Mark to talk terroir, the importance of choosing good barrels and the dangers of migratory birds.