Thursday, September 16, 2021


Walsh Whiskey, has today announced the launch of the first single pot still expression, from its Writers’ Tears Irish whiskey brand.

Writers’ Tears Single Pot Still (46% ABV) was initially matured in Bourbon barrels, before being aged further in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks from Spain and Florio Marsala Hogsheads from Sicily.

Writers' Tears Single Pot Still

Writers’ Tears Single Pot Still, is said to deliver notes of candied sweetness and toffee apples on the nose, while the palate features notes of pot still spice and the velvet dessert-like qualities of Pedro Ximenez.

Commenting on the launch Bernard Walsh, Founder of Walsh Whiskey, said: “Writers’ Tears is a pot still-led range of whiskey and this single pot still expression cements that. On this occasion we are majoring on a classic pot still combination by pairing it with American bourbon barrels, Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks from Spain, and Florio Marsala Hogsheads from Sicily - a decadent combination if ever there was one!”

Bernard, went onto say: “The complexities resulting from the marriage of spicy single pot still whiskey with bourbon, sweet PX and Marsala casks are a feast for the senses. This special expression is in keeping with Walsh Whiskey’s innovative approach to whiskey origination which includes pushing the boundaries on single pot still. I am very proud of this whiskey, our first single pot still expression, and excited to bring a new core whiskey to the Writers’ Tears family that will become available to more and more of our followers in over 50 countries worldwide over time.”

Initially limited to 5,800 bottles, Writers’ Tears Single Pot Still, will be available next month from specialist retailers in Ireland, UK, France, Germany and Holland, for a RRP of £49.00. There will be a further release in 2022, which will roll out in the US.

Posted by Steve Rush