Royal Oak, Ireland – 26th April 2018: The 2018 vintage of Writers’ Tears Cask Strength whiskey has been launched at an Aviators’ Whiskey Society event in Dublin.
The 2018 vintage is the 8th annual release of this super-premium whiskey from Walsh Whiskey. It is a rare vatting of aged Single Pot Still and Single Malt Whiskey. Writers’ Tears Cask Strength is triple distilled, natural non-chill filtered, carefully aged in Bourbon barrels and bottled at 53% ABV. The release is limited to just 5,175 individually numbered bottles, signed by Walsh Whiskey Founder and Chief Executive – Bernard Walsh. The super-premium whiskey is for sale across selected markets worldwide.
Describing this year’s cask strength release of Writers’ Tears, Bernard Walsh, said: “This whiskey displays a complex nose of toasted cereal, almond oils, creamy chocolate and sweet floral notes. On the palate it reveals wild honey, summer fruits, fresh ginger, all underpinned by a spicy single pot still base. It has a delicate, warmth and lingering finish. I hope the lucky few who acquire this year’s release enjoy every moment.”
The 2018 packaging has a variation on the design introduced last year, featuring an illustration by Irish artist Linda Byrne. The illustration depicts the whiskey distilling process from field-to-bottle in graffiti style set against a redbrick backdrop. It also portrays the main features of Walsh Whiskey Distillery’s Royal Oak estate including the distillery, the River Barrow and Holloden House which was built in 1755.
Tasting Notes to the 2018 Vintage of Writers’ Tears Cask Strength Whiskey
Hints of toasted cereal, almond oils, creamy chocolate and sweet floral notes.
Wild honey, medley of summer fruits, fresh ginger and a spicy single pot still base.
A delicate warmth and finish, with a touch of lingering clove.
The RRP is €130/ STG£110.