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Walsh Whiskey Distillery wins four gold medals at Irish Whiskey Awards

Irish Whiskey Awards Medals

Royal Oak, Co. Carlow, Ireland – 23 October 2017: Walsh Whiskey Distillery is delighted to announce that it took home an impressive medal haul at the Irish Whiskey Awards in Dublin (Thursday 19 October), winning a total of four gold medals for its premium whiskeys The Irishman and Writers’ Tears.

The Irishman premium Irish whiskey range took home three gold medals in total, while Writers’ Tears added a further one to the Walsh Whiskey Distillery coffers.

The Irishman Founder’s Reserve, a unique blend of aged Single Pot Still and aged Single Malt Irish whiskeys, was awarded gold in the Irish Blended Whiskey (RRP of less than €60) category. The newly released The Irishman Founder’s Reserve Marsala Cask Finish, the first in the Founder’s Reserve Cask Series, took home gold in the Irish Single Cask Whiskey category. Released in August, The Irishman Founder’s Reserve Marsala Cask Finish expression sees the signature Founder’s Reserve whiskey, finished in Florio Marsala Wine Casks for Sicily for a minimum of 12 months.

The Irishman 17-Year-Old Single Malt, a distinctive single malt aged in first fill Oloroso Sherry butts, claimed gold in the Single Malt Whiskey (13 Years & Older) category, while Writers’ Tears Cask Strength 2017 was recognised with a gold medal in the Irish Cask Strength Whiskey category, mere hours after it was officially launched to market.

The annual event, hosted by the Celtic Whiskey Shop, is now in its fifth year and raises much needed funds for Mary’s Meals, who help feed children in impoverished areas of the world.

Bernard Walsh, Managing Director, Walsh Whiskey Distillery, said: “The Irish whiskey category is at really exciting stage of growth. There is a huge variety of innovation happening at the moment and so competition for these awards was incredibly high. We are honoured to have won not one, but four awards and are incredibly proud that the standard of our whiskeys was recognised across all categories”.

Awards Presentations Gold Medal Single Malt 13 years & Over for Irishman 17 Year Old

Pictured at the Irish Whiskey Awards 2017 which took place in Jameson Distillery Bow Street, Smithfield recently (19th October 2017) were Bernard Walsh (Walsh Distillery) with Shane Fitzharris of Walsh Distillery who was awarded a Gold Medal for The Irishman 17 Year Old in the Single Malt Whiskey 13 years and older category.

Awards Presentations Gold Medal Walsh Distillery Irish Blended less than €60

Pictured at the Irish Whiskey Awards 2017 which took place in Jameson Distillery Bow Street, Smithfield recently (19th October 2017) were Bernard Walsh (Walsh Distillery) with John Kelly of Walsh Distillery who was awarded a Gold Medal for The Irishman Founder Reserve in the Irish Blended Whiskey (RRP of less than €60)

Awards Presentations Gold Medal Walsh Distillery Single Cask

Pictured at the Irish Whiskey Awards 2017 which took place in Jameson Distillery Bow Street, Smithfield recently (19th October 2017) were Bernard Walsh (Walsh Distillery) and Sarah Finney (Irish Whiskey Society) with Clare Minnock of Walsh Distillery who was awarded a Gold Medal for The Irishman Founder’s Reserve Marsala Finish in the Irish Single Cask category.

 

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