Writers Tears

Writers Tears Copper Pot

Writers Tears Copper Pot (40%, OB, 2016)

  • Category: Irish blended single malt and single pot still whiskey
  • Origin: Cooley Distillery
  • Bottling: Walsh Whiskey
  • ABV: 40%
  • Cost: £28.99


What they say:

Writerṣ Tears” is a unique old Irish Pot still Whiskey. It is a vatting of Single Malt and Single Pot Still whiskeys. Distilled from 60% malt and 40% pot Still (No Grain). Writers Tears is triple distilled, non -peated and matured and aged in American Oak bourbon casks. A gold Medal winner at the International Spirits Challenge in London and one of the highest rated Irish Whiskeys in Jim Murrays Iconic “Whiskey Bible” “Altogether a very unusual Irish Whiskey , a throwback to the last century where spiced Pure Pot Still whiskey was married with Floral Single Malt” –Jim Murray . It has also been added to Ian Buxton’s publication “101 Whiskeys to try before you die.


Flashes of apple with hints of vanilla and honey over a distinctively pot still base.


Gently spiced with a burst of ginger and butterscotch with background notes of toasted oak.


Long Elegant finish with subtle notes of milk chocolate and almonds.

What I say:

Dram #3 from the #WalshWhiskey tweet tasting and my favourite of the evening was this blend of single malt and pot still whiskey. Aged and matured in American oak ex-bourbon casks, triple distilled and presented at 40% ABV.


Waxy red apples, sticky back plastic, spearmint, honey, cereal barley, mashed banana, vanilla cream


Chantilly vanilla cream, oat & honey flapjacks, honey drizzles, After Eight mint with dark chocolate, keeps going for a while!


Medium, honeyed apples, apple pie and custard


Feels simple yet wonderfully complex!

Score: 85/100

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