Ireland

Writers Tears Cask Strength 2018 Edition (53%, OB, 5175 Bottles, 2018)

Writers Tears Cask Strength 2018 Edition

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 53%
  • Age: NAS
  • Bottling: OB
  • Category: Blended Irish whiskey
  • Cost: £105.99
  • Origin: n/a
  • Vintage: undisclosed

writers-tears-cask-strength-2018-release-whisky

What they say

Another annual release of the fabulous Writers Tears Irish whiskey! This 2018 edition was released at cask strength, 53% ABV, with only 5,175 bottles. The packaging shows a development of the design introduced for the 2017 edition, an artistic version of the whiskey distilling process.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: A complex nose of toasted cereal, almond oils, creamy chocolate and sweet floral notes.
  • Palate: Wild honey, summer fruits and fresh ginger all underpinned by a spicy single pot still base.
  • Finish: A delicate, warm and lingering finish.

What I say

A Cask strength edition of Walsh Whiskey’s Writers Tears blended Irish Whiskey. Bottled at 56.3% ABV.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Full gold (11/20), medium tears and medium legs.
  • Nose: Soft apple and pear fruits, honey, vanilla, nutty almond and hazelnut, floral blossom, woody oak and milk chocolate.
  • Taste: Sweet, honeyed & gentle cereals, malted milk biscuits, orchard fruits; apple, pear, also some blackcurrant and raspberry woodland berries, soft-spiced gingerbread biscuits, rye bread and orange peel.
  • Finish: Medium, warming, moist/just baked gingerbread biscuits prevail.

Overall

An interesting foray into cask strength Irish Whisky. Approachable at presentation strength and just that little bit more flavourful and intense on the palate. Thankfully everything is soft and well presented here making this very drinkable and enjoyable.

Score 85/100

Don’t take my word for it:

Bloggers submit link to your review

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.