Monday, November 14, 2016


The Walsh Whiskey Distillery, has today announced the launch of two limited edition cask strength bottlings, from its ‘The Irishman’ and ‘Writers Tears’ Irish whiskey brands.

The Irishman Cask Strength 2016 (54% ABV) limited to just 1,800 bottles, is a vatting of single pot still & single malt whiskey’s, matured in first-fill bourbon casks. Writers’ Tears Cask Strength 2016 (53% ABV) limited to just 2,640 bottles, is a triple-distilled blend of aged single pot still and single malt whiskey’s that have been aged in bourbon barrels.

The Irishman & Writers Tears 2016 Cask Strength bottlings

Both of the new releases from the multi-award winning Royal Oak, County Carlow based distillery, are uniquely numbered and signed by distillery founder Bernard Walsh. The Irishman Cask Strength 2016, also comes presented in a specially commissioned wooden case.

Commenting on the launch, Bernard Walsh said: “The Irishman Cask Strength, is matured and aged in oak bourbon casks that I personally hand-selected to showcase the pinnacle of Irish whiskey. This whiskey is ripe, full and elegant. Delicate forest fruits dovetail with mellow spices and orchard berries, all giving way to a long gentle finish of barley and dark chocolate bursting with complexity and flavour. I hope the lucky few who acquire this release enjoy every moment.”

He went onto say: “Writers Tears Cask Strength, presents elegant and luscious notes of poached pear, sweet barley and creamy oak. It offers the palate hints of white chocolate and red fruit and, to finish the experience, we get delicate mandarin tones with oak powering through single pot still spice. I am proud to commend it to old and new followers of Writers’ Tear alike.”

Last month, Walsh Whiskey Distillery announced the launch of a 17 Year Old single cask ‘The Irishman’ bottling, in celebration of the company's 17th anniversary.

The Irishman Cask Strength 2016 and Writers’ Tears Cask Strength 2016, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, both with a RRP of €120.

Posted by Steve Rush