The Writers’ Tears is a critically acclaimed, award-winning recreation of the fabled 19th century whiskey. A truly unique expression that is embedded in history.
19th and early 20th century Ireland was a golden era both for Irish whiskey and, perhaps coincidentally, for great Irish novelists, poets and playwrights. Ireland was then the leading whiskey producing nation in the world and the birthplace of literary giants, including writers such as George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Bram Stoker, to name but a few.
Many of these great writers, on occasion, would take refuge in their local public house, where they could draw inspiration from their observations of daily life while enjoying the comfort of their favourite dram of whiskey.
Away from the writers’ enjoyment of a dram, the Irish whiskey barons were rebelling against the emergence of what they saw as inferior grain from Coffey Stills. The barons were protective of the traditions that had made their success possible and at that time, one whiskey style was held high above all others. Known as the ‘champagne of Irish whiskey’ it was a master blend of pot still and malt whiskeys, both distilled in copper pots. It was enjoyed by many of the great Irish writers of the day… of course less for its inspirational qualities than its full-bodied, flavoursome taste and creamy texture! It was said that they enjoyed it so much, that when they cried, their tears were of whiskey.
Little did anyone consider back then, that the partnership between scribe and whiskey was to fade away almost entirely over the century that followed as the whiskey barons battled the perceived ills of technological, trade and other wars… that is, until now.
The Writer's Tears Collection joins 3 of the best whiskies from distillery:
- Writer's Tears Cask Strenght
An exceptional marriage of aged Single Pot Still and aged Single Malt Irish whiskeys, bursting with character and flavour. Each year Bernard Walsh selects a handful of exceptional casks to make this the benchmark for Super Premium Cask Strength Irish Whiskey. This Vintage release selects only the finest distillates of Single Pot Still & Single Malt Irish Whiskey, matured in exceptional American Oak casks. Non-chill filtered, this whiskey is a full-bodied, high strength, flavoursome whiskey, with just 7,920 bottles created. Bottled at an impressive 54.6% ABV. A bold and complex dram.
- Writer's Tears Copper Pot
Writers’ Tears is a unique marriage of Aged Single Pot Still and Single Malt Irish whiskey. Distilled entirely from barley, both malted and unmalted, this is a truly special Irish Whiskey. Writers’ Tears is triple distilled, non-peated and matured in Flame Charred American Oak bourbon casks. An award-winning whiskey that has also been included in Ian Buxton’s publication “101 Whiskeys to try before you die”.
- Writer's Tears Double Oak
Writers’ Tears Double Oak is an exclusive Irish whiskey created using two woods and two styles of premium Irish whiskey. A blend of Single Pot Still and Single Malt Irish whiskey, aged in two types of wood – American Oak Bourbon Barrels from Kentucky and French Oak Cognac Casks from the Cognac Region in France. It is triple-distilled, non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV. This expression is made possible by a close collaboration between the Walsh family in Ireland’s County Carlow and the Legaret family in Cognac, France.
|Brand||THE WRITER'S TEARS|
|Region Produced in||Dublin|
Writer's Tears Copper Pot:
Colour: Mahogany with gold accents.
Nose: Notes of apples, hints of vanilla, honey, pot still aromas.
Taste: Slightly spicy, ginger, butterscotch, notes of toasted oak.
Finish: Long lasting, notes of milk chocolate, almonds.
Writer's Tears Cask Strength:
Colour: Bright, rich gold.
Nose: Creamy, sweet, floral, chocolate, almond oil, toasted grain.
Taste: Spicy, honey, summer fruits, ginger.
Finish: Long lasting.
Writer's Tears Double Oak:
Nose: vanilla, cinnamon, pears, plums.
Taste: lemons, grapes.
Finish: Long lasting, spicy, chocolate.
|Storage Instructions||Storage away from direct light in a cool and dry place|
|Country Produced in||Ireland|