Writers Tears Double Oak 46% ABV


This Irish Whiskey was tasted as party of the @TweetTasting for @WalshWhiskey on twitter on 10/3/2021.

Writers’ Tears Double Oak is an exclusive Irish whiskey created using two woods and two styles of premium Irish whiskey. A blend of Single Pot Still and Single Malt Irish whiskey, aged in two types of wood – American Oak Bourbon Barrels from Kentucky and French Oak Cognac Casks from the Cognac Region in France. It is triple-distilled, non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV. This expression is made possible by a close collaboration between the Walsh family in Ireland’s County Carlow and the Legaret family in Cognac, France.

Walsh Whiskey

Appearance – Deep gold in colour, quite viscous on the glass and has a thick swirl line and slow medium legs.

Nose – Notes of pears, oak, chocolate, it smells spicy for me. Vanilla custard and grain/cereals now, a touch of menthol too. As it’s sitting it’s getting darker, cigar leaves, Pontefract cakes, a touch of black liquorice. On nosing for a 2nd time there are black cherries, it noses higher than 46% ABV, and there are notes of marshmallows too.

Palate – Gorgeous syrupy mouthfeel, lots of tropical fruits, ginger, the spice from the nose is all over the palate too. Dark chocolate, chilli’s, oak, liquorice, cinnamon, nuts and cardamom, that’s a super palate to be honest. On tasting this for a 2nd time I’m finding sweet lemon, some dunnage and earthiness.

Finish – A char bitterness with dark chocolate, chilli’s, cocoa, cigar leaves. A lemon note definitely comes through too, and it’s long side of medium for me. On tasting this for a 2nd time the finish offers blood oranges, and prunes too.

My thoughts – This was the first whiskey i had tried from Walsh Whiskey, and it’s a belter in my humble opinion. The mixture of fruits, spices and a touch of menthol are wonderful, and it’s such a warming whiskey too.

Would i buy a bottle? – It’s a bit of a no brainer for me, it’s a super drop of Whiskey at a great price, i would definitely buy a bottle.

Notes – This Whiskey is non chill filtered and possibly natural in colour.

Thanks to – @WalshWhiskey, @TheWhiskyWire and @TweetTastings.

Image credit – Walsh Whiskey.

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