Writers Tears comes from the previously unknown Writers Tears Whiskey Company. It turns out that this whiskey did not spring fully-formed from the void but can trace its pedigree to The Irishman whiskey line-up.
The Irishman whiskeys are the inspired creations of Bernard Walsh. Bernard enjoys privileged access to the warehouses of certain Irish distillers from where he selects the casks that are vatted together to produce his whiskeys.
This is a blend of malt and pure pot still (PPS) whiskeys. This is a “pot still blend”, since both malt and PPS are distilled in the traditional pot still. All other Irish blends contain some proportion of grain whiskey, the output of the less traditional Coffey still.
Writers Tears is leading the charge to recreate some of the great whiskies of 100 years ago.
Recommended retail price €35 (in Dublin), £29 or $47.