Review: Writers Tears

Category: Irish Pot Still Blended Whisky

Origin: Ireland

Bottling: Walsh Whiskey Distillery Co.

ABV: 40%

Cost: £32.95 from Master of Malt

WritersTears

What they say:

Writers Tears is a light, sweet Irish whiskey made using a mix of single pot still and single malt whiskies, resulting in oodles of honey’d, fruity notes. Wonderfully easy to drink, it would make for a great introduction to Irish whiskey for folks new to the spirit. No writers were harmed in the making of this whiskey.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Soft and sweet with thick honey spread on granary toast. Hints of citrus peels.

Palate: Honey develops on the palate. Mellow notes of vanilla and golden malt. Green apple skin, caramel and a hint of oak.

Finish: Warming, sweet and long.

Overall: Very yummy Irish whiskey indeed.

What I say:

Won as a sample at the end of one of our Water of Life Society tastings, I think this particular bottle was won in the Meet The Blenders Lottery from this years event.

Colour:

Full amber gold (10/20) thick heavy tears

Nose:

Floral and grassy, plenty of cereal grain, barley and wheat, sweetie shop aromas, foam banana and pear drops, slightly estery

Taste:

Very light and ethereal, a little thin and watery in texture, full of sweet honey and cereal barley malt, cinnamon and white pepper add a delicate spiciness, fruity apples and pears predominate, a little toffee oak wood

Finish:

Medium-short, fruity and sweet with more honey nature

Overall:

Very drinkable but a little forgettable too, good solid whisky and thankfully none of the metallic tang I used to associate with poor quality Irish pot still whisky. This is very light and honeyed in nature and difficult to find fault with except perhaps a little more character would have been retained at a slightly higher ABV?

Score: 83/100

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