Writers Tears is a unique example of classic Irish whiskey named for the esteemed Irish writers and playwrights of the 19th century who sought inspiration and comfort in their local watering holes. Produced using the same methods as original 19th Century Irish distillers using distillates from the Copper Pot only. Writers Tears is a vatting of single malt and single pot still whiskey that uses 100% Irish barley for its production creating an ultra-premium brand. The distillates in Writers Tears come from copper pots only (no grain), and is triple distilled with an abv of 40%, non-peated and matured and aged in American oak bourbon casks. Writers Tears offers aromas of apple with hints of vanilla and honey that lead to a gently spiced palate of ginger and butterscotch culminating in a long, elegant finish with subtle notes of milk chocolate and almonds.
Chosen as Best Blended Whiskey at the Irish Whiskey Awards, a gold medal winner at the International Spirits Challenge in London and one of the highest rated Irish whiskies in Jim Murray’s Iconic Whiskey Bible. Murray describes it as, “Altogether a very unusual Irish whiskey, a throwback to the last century where spiced pure pot still whiskey was married with floral single malt.” It has also been added to Ian Buxton’s publication 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die.