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.
On the nose, the whiskey delivers candied sweetness and toffee apples, while the palate finds notes of pot still spice and the velvet, dessert-like qualities of Pedro Ximenez Sherry, finishing with a light chewiness.
“Writers’ Tears is a pot still-led range of whiskey and this single pot still expression cements that,” said Writers’ Tears 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!”
He added: “The complexities resulting from the marriage of spicy single pot still whiskey with bourbon, sweet Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks 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.”
In February and March, some 3,000 bottles of the Single Pot Still whiskey will be made available to the United States, retailing for $79.99. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
Last February, Walsh Whiskey released Writers’ Tears Cask Strength 2022, the 12th edition of the Irish whiskey.