Writers Tears

Writers Tears Inniskillen Icewine Cask

Writers Tears Inniskillen Icewine Cask

1. What they say

This is a first for Irish whiskey with the creation of an Icewine finished whiskey. Writers’ Tears – Icewine Cask Finish has been produced in collaboration with Inniskillin Winery in Niagara, Ontario, Canada’s original estate winery and leading producer of icewine.

This limited-edition release is a unique triple-distilled vatting of Single Pot Still & Single Malt whiskeys, has been finished for an additional 12 months in icewine hogsheads, before being bottled at 46% ABV.


2. Official tasting notes

  • Nose: Peach & apricot over a unique Pot Still spice.
  • Taste: Floral blossom & nutty oak.
  • Finish: A fruit compote of mango & lychee.

3. Details

  • ABV 46%
  • Age NAS
  • Bottler Walsh Whiskey
  • Bottling Single pot still
  • Cask Inniskillen Icewine cask
  • Category Irish whiskey
  • Cost €90
  • 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. The second expression of the tasting featured a unique Icewine cask finish.

5. The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

  • Colour Rose gold (9/20), rare, fine tears and thin legs.
  • Nose Sweeter and herbal this time, thyme, sage, lemon balm, bergamot, more citric lemon oil and zest, candied peel, hint of floral lavender? lychee and seared pineapple, coconut ice.
  • Taste Med-light bodied, caramel, golden syrup and lemon curd mixed, sweet, coconut ice, ginger wine, peach & apricot yoghurt with chopped roasted hazelnuts drizzled in ginger & thyme honey.
  • Finish Drying and spicy with an lasting underlying sweetness, ginger and tannic?

6. Overall

A much more floral, fruity and fragrant expression and some great herbal influences in here too. Stone fruits play the lead here with some tropical nature later.

7. Score 85/100

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