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2016 Cask Strength Releases from Walsh Whiskey Distillery


• Very Limited editions of both whiskeys released – just 1,800 bottles of The Irishman & 2,640 bottles of Writers Tears’ available worldwide.

Royal Oak, Carlow, Ireland – 14 November 2016: Walsh Whiskey Distillery has released its 2016 cask strength vintages for both of its super premium whiskeys – The Irishman & Writers’ Tears. Both releases are very limited with 1,800 bottles of The Irishman & 2,640 bottles of Writers Tears’ available in just 14 countries between them worldwide (The Irishman is available in 11 and Writers’ Tears in 8 countries).

The Irishman Cask Strength 2016
A rare cask strength expression (54% ABV), limited to only 1,800 bottles, each of which is uniquely numbered and signed by founder Bernard Walsh. The Irishman Cask Strength 2016 is a vatting of Single Pot Still & Single Malt, matured in first-fill bourbon casks. Non chill-filtered, it was bottled in September 2016 and is presented in an elegant wood cask.

Describing this year’s cask strength release of The Irishman, Bernard Walsh said: “This rare cask strength expression is matured and aged in oak bourbon casks that I personally hand-selected to showcase the pinnacle of Irish whiskey. This whiskey is ripe, full and elegant. Delicate forest fruits dovetail with mellow spices and orchard berries, all giving way to a long gentle finish of barley and dark chocolate bursting with complexity and flavour. I hope the lucky few who acquire this release enjoy every moment.”

The Irishman Cask Strength 2016 is available in just 11 countries including Ireland, Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Sweden and the USA.

The RRP is €120.

Writers’ Tears Cask Strength 2016
Writers’ Tears Cask Strength 2016 is a triple-distilled blend of aged Single Pot Still and Single Malt Whiskey from casks of the finest selected distillates. It is non chill-filtered at 53% ABV and carefully aged in bourbon barrels. Bottled in September 2016, it is limited to only 2,640 bottles worldwide and each bottle bears its own unique number and the signature of Walsh Whiskey Distillery founder Bernard Walsh.

Introducing the 2016 vintage of Writers’ Tears Cask Strength, Bernard Walsh described this very limited release as follows: “To me it presents elegant and luscious notes of poached pear, sweet barley and creamy oak. It offers the palate hints of white chocolate and red fruit and, to finish the experience, we get delicate mandarin tones with oak powering through single pot still spice. I am proud to commend it to old and new followers of Writers’ Tear alike.”

Writers’ Tears Cask Strength 2016 is available in just 8 countries, namely: Ireland, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Holland, Poland, and Ukraine.

The RRP is €120.

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