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Writers’ Tears Cask Strength 2017 Released & Wins Award

 

  • Limited edition of 5,280 bottles of Writers’ Tears Cask Strength released
  • New packaging design reflects the artistic essence inherent in the Writers’ Tears brand
  • Awarded Gold in Irish Whiskey Awards Irish Cask Strength Whiskey category, hours after launch event

 

Royal Oak, Carlow, Ireland – 20 October 2017: Walsh Whiskey Distillery has released its super premium 2017 vintage of Writers’ Tears Cask Strength. The release is limited to 5,280 bottles available in selected international markets including Italy, France, Holland, Switzerland, and both the Irish domestic and Travel Retail markets.

The 2017 vintage marks a new departure, for the first time since the first Writers’ Tears Cask Strength release in 2011, with a completely new packaging design. The new design links the artistic essence of Writers’ Tears to the creativity of whiskey distilling through a stunning chalkboard illustration by Irish illustrator, Linda Byrne. It depicts the field-to-bottle creation of whiskey and the rural influence on age-old whiskey traditions.

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.

Writers’ Tears Cask Strength 2017

A rare cask strength vatting of Single Pot Still & Single Malt, limited to only 5,280 bottles, each of which is uniquely numbered and signed by founder Bernard Walsh. Writers’ Tears Cask Strength 2017 is natural non-chill filtered and was bottled at 53% in August 2017.

Describing this year’s cask strength release of Writers’ TearsBernard Walsh said: “This whiskey displays a depth in flavour bursting with complexity and flavour. Elegant notes of dark chocolate and rich blackberries precede subtle summer fruits and sweet barley, while hints of butterscotch and rich toasted wood giving way to a bold and intense finish. We are proud that the new design very much ties the creativity of Writers’ Tears with the creativity of whiskey innovation. I hope the lucky few who acquire this release enjoy every moment.”

The RRP is €125.

 

Below is a compilation of photographs from the launch event at L Mulligan Whiskey Shop, Powerscourt Town Centre, Dublin.

Bernard Walsh with illustrator Linda Byrne

19/10/2017 – Walsh Whiskey Launch at L. Mulligan’s Whiskey Shop at the Powerscourt Centre. Pictured were Bernard and Illustrator Linda. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Writers' Tears Cask Strength 2017 Launch Event

19/10/2017 – Walsh Whiskey Launch at L. Mulligan’s Whiskey Shop at the Powerscourt Centre. Pictured were Michael Lawlor; Bernard Walsh and Stuart Clark, Hot Press. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Writers' Tears Cask Strength 2017 Launch Event

19/10/2017 – Walsh Whiskey Launch at L. Mulligan’s Whiskey Shop at the Powerscourt Centre. Pictured were Lucie Bodard; Càit Baxter; Bernard Walsh; Michael Lawlor and Mark McLaughlin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Writers' Tears Cask Strength 2017 Launch Event

19/10/2017 – Walsh Whiskey Launch at L. Mulligan’s Whiskey Shop at the Powerscourt Centre. Pictured were Shane Fitzharris; Mark McLaughlin and John Kelly. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

 

Writers' Tears Cask Strength 2017 Launch Event

  19/10/2017 – Walsh Whiskey Launch at L. Mulligan’s Whiskey Shop at the Powerscourt Centre. Pictured were Shane Fitzharris, Maurice Conway and Suzi Flavin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

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