Walsh Whiskey co-founder, Bernard Walsh has revealed the latest milestone in the company’s history – a a single pot still release.
Originally matured in bourbon barrels, the triple-distilled, single pot still whiskey was then further matured in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks from Spain and Florio Marsala Hogsheads from Sicily, before being cut at 46% ABV.
The whiskey’s nose delivers candied sweetness and toffee apples, while the palate features notes of pot still spice and the velvet, dessert-like qualities of PX Sherry, finishing with a light chewiness.
In October, some 5,800 bottles of Writers’ Tears – Single Pot Still will be made available to Ireland, the UK, France, Germany and Holland, retailing for €59.99.
The new expression will reach the US when a second larger release becomes available in 2022.
Bernard Walsh said: “Writers’ Tears is a pot still-led range of whiskey and this single pot still expression cements that. On this occasion we are majoring on a classic pot still combination by pairing it with American bourbon barrels, Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks from Spain, and Florio Marsala Hogsheads from Sicily – a decadent combination if ever there was one!”
Describing his approach to developing his whiskeys, Walsh said: “The spirit serves as a canvas which I layer up with luxuriant and rare flavours to achieve the calibre of finish that our whiskeys, after 22 expressions in 22 years, are now internationally renowned for.”
Walsh Whiskey plans to extend its portfolio gradually over time.