Walsh Whiskey Distillery is delighted to announce that Writers’ Tears Copper Pot has won Gold in the International Spirits Challenge 2017. Now in its 22nd year, the International Spirits Challenge is recognised as the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competition in the world.
Writers’ Tears – Copper Pot, Walsh Whiskey Distillery’s superior blend of aged Single Malt and Single Pot Still whiskey, took home gold in the ‘Premium Irish Blends’ category in this year’s global awards. More than 1,300 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide competed for recognition across a range of categories in the prestigious awards.
Writers’ Tears – Copper Pot is the signature whiskey in the Writers’ Tears range. It is a unique style of premium whiskey with historical reference to the 1800s, the golden age of Irish whiskey distilling. At the time Irish whiskey was distilled exclusively in copper pots and two styles flourished – Single Malt and Single Pot Still, both distilled from 100% barley. The marriage of both styles became known as ‘the Champagne of Irish Whiskey’ and was a style of whiskey liked by many of the great Irish writers of the 19th century. Today, Walsh Whiskey Distillery are the only distillery in the world to recreate this style of whiskey – without grain.
Commenting on the award, Bernard Walsh, Managing Director of Walsh Whiskey Distillery, said: “Irish whiskey in the 19th Century was an unrivalled premium spirit and here at Walsh Whiskey Distillery we are committed to reawakening that passion and unparalleled quality when it comes to our whiskeys. Writers’ Tears Copper Pot reimagines ‘the Champagne of Irish whiskey’ in the 21st Century and uses only the finest ingredients to create a truly exceptional blend. We are delighted that the judging panel at the International Spirits Challenge have recognised the superior quality of our Writers’ Tears range.”
Writers’ Tears Copper Pot offers aromas of apple with hints of vanilla and honey that lead to a gently spiced palate of ginger and butterscotch culminating in a long, elegant finish with subtle notes of milk chocolate and almonds. It was previously crowned ‘Irish Whiskey of the Year’ at the Irish Whiskey Awards 2015 and was also awarded 93 points in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.