Writers Tears

Writers Tears Single Pot Still

Writers Tears Single Pot Still

1. What they say

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 a juicy 46% ABV.


2. Official tasting notes

  • Nose: Candied sweetness and toffee apples.
  • Taste: Notes of pot still spice and the velvet, dessert-like qualities of PX Sherry, finishing with a light chewiness.
  • Finish: A lingering finish with great warmth.

3. Details

  • ABV 46%
  • Age NAS
  • Bottler Walsh Whiskey
  • Bottling Single pot still
  • Cask Mixed casks
  • Category Single pot still Irish whiskey
  • Cost €70
  • Origin Undisclosed
  • Region Ireland
  • Released 2021
  • Vintage Undeclared

4. What I say

Writers Tears Single Pot still whisky was the opener for the #WritersTearsWhiskey Tweet Tasting hosted by Steve Rush @thewhskywire on 22nd November 2021. This triple-distilled expression has been matured in a combination of ex-bourbon, PX sherry and Marsala wine casks.

5. The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

  • Colour: Sercial Madiera (9/20), medium-fine tears and straight legs.
  • Nose Spirity, fragrant, vanilla, furniture polish, soft brown sugar, fruity later, lemon, apple and banana, some buttery toast and more grassy cereals, maple and pecan plait and coconut mushrooms.
  • Taste Light bodied, zesty, and a touch spirity, dry cinnamon spice, honey, banana, apple, grassy hay, cereal husk, lemon pith and fibrous root ginger and almond paste.
  • Finish Medium, sweet with subsiding spices

6. Overall

A more complex expression thanks both to the use of only triple-distilled single pot still style whisky and the cask maturation combination. More developed flavours are presented from the PX and Marsala casks.

7. Score 83/100

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