Thursday, August 25, 2016


Walsh Whiskey has today announced the launch of the first single malt bottling in their Writers Tears range of Irish whiskey’s, the first major addition to the brand since their first Cask Strength release in 2012.

Writers Tears ‘Red Head’ (46% ABV) is a no age statement Irish single malt whiskey, that has been triple-distilled and matured in hand selected Oloroso sherry casks.
Writers Tears - 'Red Head'

The influence of the sherry casks is said to have given this new expression from the County Carlow based brand its signature rich, ruby hue and also provided inspiration for its name ‘Red Head’.

Limited to 12,000 bottles, Writers Tears ‘Red Head’ will now join the brands hugely successful and multi-award winning Writers Tears “Copper Pot” and the Writers Tears Cask Strength vintages. 

Commenting on the news, Bernard Walsh, Walsh Whiskey Distillery Co-Founder and Chief Executive Bernard Walsh said: “We are thrilled with the result of the marriage between our first ever Single Malt expression of Writers Tears and these precious Oloroso sherry butts. The natural interaction and careful aging between the pot-still spirit, styled in Writers Tears signature fashion in copper pots, as all Irish whiskey was in the golden era of the 1800s, and the Spanish wood contributes to the outstanding quality and distinctive flavours of this sublime single malt.”

Writers Tears ‘Red Head’, will be available from next month in selected markets. RRP (tbc).

Posted by Steve Rush