Writers’ Tears Only Global Brand To Get Two Nods In Whiskey Advocate

By Donna Ahern
Writers’ Tears Only Global Brand To Get Two Nods In Whiskey Advocate

Walsh Whiskey has announced that its Writers’ Tears is the only brand in the world to have two expressions included in the autumn edition of Whisky Advocate Magazine's list of highest-scoring whiskeys.

Writers’ Tears Double Oak and Writers’ Tears Cask Strength 2019, which are independently bottled by the Carlow-based whiskey company have both made the listing out of 150 brands reviewed by the American spirits publication.

'Incredible Synergy'

Reviewing for Whisky Advocate, Jonny McCormick cited Writers’ Tears - Double Oak which featured in the top ten as follows: “This blend of single malt and pot still whiskeys exhibits the incredible synergy between chocolate, cinnamon, and pot still spices."

"Vinous at times from partial cognac-cask maturation, this has aromas of dark berry fruit, cinnamon, fudge, milk chocolate, malt biscuits, jellied fruit, and a smudge of dry spices. Compelling, well-structured whiskey, with cinnamon, chocolate, dark toffee, pepper, and ginger. It’s never cloying, nor overly sweet, just a richly rewarding glass.”


The Pennsylvania-based magazine, which was first published over 20 years, also gave an ‘Honourable Mention’ to Writers’ Tears - Cask Strength (2019) which came in at number 11 on the list.

Established in 1999 by husband and wife, Bernard and Rosemary Walsh, Walsh Whiskey also produces The Irishman whiskey.

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.

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