Wednesday, February 06, 2019


Walsh Whiskey, has announced the launch of a new expression from its Writers’ Tears range of Irish whiskies.

Writers’ Tears Copper Pot - Deau XO Cognac Cask Finish (46% ABV) is a blend of aged single malt and aged single pot still Irish whiskeys, which have been finished for 9 months in French oak casks that previously held Deau XO Cognac.
Writers' Tears Copper Pot - Deau XO Cognac Cask Finish

The Deau XO Cognac Cask Finish, which is the fourth release in the Writer’s Tears range, is said to deliver notes of poached pear, summer berries, freshly pressed grapes and citrus zest on the nose. Followed by a creamy smoothness and rich chocolate undertones on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Bernard Walsh, Founder and Chief Executive of Walsh Whiskey, said: “Everything about this expression comes from the highest quality inputs, from our own unique blend of triple-distilled Single Malt and aged Single Pot Still whiskeys, to the finish in French (Limousin) Oak casks from the renowned family cooperage of Allary that have been seasoned by the Legaret family’s Deau XO Cognac for between 10 to 15 years. Everything builds to a special experience that we are very proud to put our own family name to and are delighted to share with fans of the Writers’ Tears portfolio, as well as those who might be trying a Writers’ Tears expression for the very first time. Sláinte!”

Last month Walsh Whiskey announced that it had demerging its joint venture with the Italian drinks company Illva Saronno, which saw the Irish company take full control of its Writers’ Tears and The Irishman brands.

Writers’ Tears Copper Pot - Deau XO Cognac Cask Finish, will be available later this month in selected markets, including the UK, Ireland, USA, Germany, Holland, France and through Travel Retail, for a RRP of £67.99.

Posted by Steve Rush