Wednesday, March 14, 2018


The Walsh Whiskey Distillery, has today announced a major market boost for its Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Irish whiskey expression, to over 40 states in the USA, as part of a deal with its US distribution partner Disaronno International.

The Writers’ Tears brand, was first distributed in the United States in 2015, and is already in high demand in 17 states, particularly in California, Florida, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

Writers' Tears Copper Pot

Writers’ Tears Copper Pot, is triple distilled from 60% single pot still and 40% single malt whiskey. It is non-peated, matured and aged in American oak bourbon casks.

Commenting on the news, John Kelly, Walsh Whiskey Distillery Commercial Director, said: “Writers’ Tears has developed a strong following since we first launched it in the United States in late 2015. We are delighted to be able to significantly increase the supply available to the US market and in particular to introduce Writers’ Tears to States where the company’s other range of whiskeys under The Irishman brand, are already very popular such as Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Georgia and Virginia. We will also be distributing to some States for the first time, such as Texas and Washington. Writers’ Tears will be available in over 40 states by the end of 2018 and we will continue to grow distribution significantly across the United States in the next few years.”

Last month, the County Carlow based distillery, announced a €4m distribution deal for its entire ‘Writers’ Tears’ and ‘The Irishman’ whiskey portfolio in Canada.

Posted by Steve Rush