Royal Oak, Ireland – 21 May, 2018: Walsh Whiskey Distillery have appointed Paragon Brands to distribute their portfolio of award-winning premium and super-premium Irish whiskeys within the UK. Established in 1999, Walsh Whiskey is one of the largest of the newer Irish whiskey companies and its Writers’ Tears and The Irishman whiskeys are now sold in 45 markets worldwide.
The Walsh Whiskey range includes:
- Writers’ Tears – Copper Pot is a unique vatting of Aged Single Pot Still and Single Malt whiskey. Distilled entirely from Pot Still and Malt, without grain. It is triple distilled and non-peated. A Gold Medal winner at the International Spirits Challenge in London and one of the highest rated Irish Whiskeys in Jim Murray’s Iconic “Whiskey Bible”;
- The Irishman – Founder’s Reserve is Walsh Whiskey’s original whiskey created by the founder Bernard Walsh. A multiple award winner, it is rated a very high 93 points by Jim Murray’s “Whiskey Bible”. It is a blend containing 100% whiskey distillates from the copper pot still and 0% grain or column still whiskey;
- The Irishman – Single Malt a four-medal winner at the recent London Spirits Competition in 2018 (including the overall Best Spirit and Best Whisky awards), triple-distilled and aged in Oak Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry Casks and limited to 6,000 bottles per batch;
- Both The Irishman Single Malt 12 and 17-year aged whiskeys, are extremely limited releases and gold medal winners of the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and London Spirits Challenge.
John Kelly, Commercial Director of Walsh Whiskey Distillery said: “We are really excited about developing our small-batch, craft whiskeys in the UK in partnership with Paragon Brands. It is a priority market for us and one where we see a significant opportunity for growth. This distribution partnership with Paragon Brands will allow us to unlock that opportunity. ”
Chris Jones, MD of Paragon Brands commented: “With Irish Whiskey set to become the next big growth category in international spirits, the range of Writers’ Tears and The Irishman whiskeys are perfectly placed to meet the demand for high quality Irish single pot and single malt whiskeys.”
“Both Paragon and Walsh Whiskey share a passion for premium craft whiskey and the quality of whiskey produced by Walsh Whiskey is exceptional!”