Wednesday, January 24, 2018


The Walsh Whiskey Distillery, has today announced that it has distilled the world’s first ever organic single pot still Irish whiskey at its County Carlow distillery, which will be released in several years under its Writers’ Tears brand.

Following certification by The Organic Trust, in the first week of January, Walsh Whiskey Distillery commenced the distillation process based on a mash of malted and unmalted barley.

Walsh Whiskey Distillery Founder Bernard Walsh

The new make spirit, which is said to have a deep and quite complex bouquet and range of tastes, even at this early stage in its creation, was triple distilled in the distillery’s three copper pot stills and will be matured, bottled and finally released under the Writers’ Tears label from 2023 at the earliest.

Commenting on the news, Bernard Walsh, Walsh Whiskey Distillery Founder and Managing Director, said: “With both the pot and column stills allied to the capacity available to us here at Royal Oak, as well as the strength of our brands, we aim to be leaders in the development of and innovation within the Irish whiskey category - and this is one expression of that goal. Single Pot Still is a truly distinctive style of whiskey that is unique and true to Ireland. Similarly, Writers’ Tears is a unique and distinctive whiskey brand that resonates strongly with world-class, Irish creativity. This first ever Organic Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey will combine the magic of both these propositions to create what will be a unique new super-premium whiskey for whiskey enthusiasts to savour.”

It's anticipated that the first batch of Walsh Whiskey Distillery’s organic single pot still Irish whiskey, will yield in the region of 30,000 bottles.

Posted by Steve Rush