Walsh Whiskey has added a new core expression to its Writers’ Tears range in the form of Writers’ Tears – Single Pot Still. The new whiskey follows the release of the Writers’ Tears Cask Strength expression.
Originally matured in bourbon barrels, the triple-distilled, single pot still whiskey, was then further matured in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks from Spain and Florio Marsala Hogsheads from Sicily, before being cut at 46% ABV.
“Writers’ Tears is a pot still-led range of whiskey and this single pot still expression cements that,” said founder Bernard Walsh. “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!”
On the nose, the Irish whiskey delivers candied sweetness and toffee apples, while the palate features notes of pot still spice and the velvet, dessert-like qualities of PX Sherry, finishing with a light chewiness.
“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,” added Walsh. “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.”
In October, some 5,800 bottles of Writers’ Tears – Single Pot Still will be made available to Ireland, the UK, France, Germany and Holland, retailing for €59.99/ £49. The new expression will reach the US when a second larger release becomes available in 2022.
In May, Walsh Whiskey released the 2021 vintage of The Irishman Vintage Cask, a rare cask strength Irish whiskey expression.