Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Walsh Whiskey Distillery has announced that it has now increased availability of its Writers Tears and The Irishman whiskey brands across Europe, Australia and the USA.

The market expansion of the Walsh Whiskey portfolio, will see its brands available in over 900 new outlets in five countries across three continents. Two of the five countries, Italy and Spain, are new markets for Walsh Whiskey Distillery.
Walsh Whiskey - Writers Tears

In addition to its worldwide expansion, in the UK, Marks & Spencer’s have decided to expand the availability of Writers Tears to 439 stores, as a result of growing demand for the whiskey.

Established in 1999 by husband and wife, Bernard and Rosemary Walsh, and located on the 18th century Royal Oak estate by the River Barrow in County Carlow, the Walsh Whiskey Distillery Company is a leading independent producer of super-premium and ultra-premium, triple-distilled, craft, Irish whiskies.

In 2013, Walsh Whiskey entered a partnership with Illva Saronno to expand the business through constructing a world-class distillery, maturing warehouses and a visitor centre at Royal Oak that will adhere to the best traditions of Irish whiskey distilling from its halcyon era in the 19th century.

Once commissioned in early 2016, the distillery will be one of the largest independent whiskey distilleries in Ireland. The two production lines, using both pot stills and column stills, will give Walsh Whiskey Distillery the capacity to produce 650,000 cases of whiskey per year.

The expansion of the business will lead to increased supplies of Irishman Whiskey and Writers Tears brands from 2019 when distribution will increase to over 100 countries including China and India.

Posted by Steve Rush