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Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Turns Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition


Writers' Tears Wins Gold Medal at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Writers’ Tears – Copper Pot Irish Whiskey has been awarded a Gold Medal at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirit’s Competition which was first established in 2000.  Triple-distilled, non-peated, matured and aged in American Oak bourbon casks, what makes Writers’ Tears – Copper Pot truly special in global terms is its rare composition, a vatting of Aged Single Pot Still and Single Malt whiskey, without any Grain whiskey. This style of whiskey was known as ‘The Champagne of Whiskey’ when it was first fashioned in Ireland in the 1800s.


Commenting on the significance of the award, Walsh Whiskey Distillery’s Commercial Director, John Kelly, said: “This award is timely coming in a year when we are more than doubling our distribution of Writers’ Tears – Copper Pot to 40 of the United States in what is the world’s largest market for Irish whiskey. The endorsement of this award will help our whole team spread the word and taste of Writers’ Tears.”


Single Pot Still is a style of whiskey that is unique to Ireland and made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley. This style of whiskey is noted for being spicier and more viscous in texture due to the unmalted barley.


The views of the judges of the San Francisco World Spirit’s Competition, who blind taste all of the whiskeys, are echoed by other luminaries in the whiskey world.  Writers’ Tears – Copper Pot is one of the highest rated Irish Whiskeys in Jim Murray’s Iconic “Whiskey Bible”, and is also included in Ian Buxton’s publication “101 Whiskeys to try before you die”.


For more information on the San Francisco World Spirits Competition visit: www.sfspiritscomp.com


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