In 2011 Walsh Whiskey launched an extremely limited and delicious Cask Strength Writers Tears. Limited at the time to 1,200 bottles, it proved so popular that it became a yearly release with numbers differing each year. I’ve been fortunate to have collected one bottle every year and I can see why its becoming a collectors item. Each year the whiskey is superb with no year standing out as being under par per say. Before you read about the 2019 edition here are the amount of bottles previously released for each yearly edition since 2011;
- 2011 – 1,200
- 2012 – 1,800
- 2013 – 2,500
- 2014 – 2,790
- 2015 – 2,100
- 2016 – 2,640
- 2017 – 5,280
- 2018 – 2,175
***** PRESS RELEASE *****
Carlow, Ireland – 26th July 2018: The 2019 vintage of Writers’ Tears Cask Strength whiskey has been launched to great acclaim at a sold-out Irish Whiskey Society event in Dublin last night (Thursday 25th).
The 2019 vintage is the 9th annual release of this super-premium expression from Walsh Whiskey. It is Ireland’s most unique cask strength whiskey as it is a rare vatting of aged Single Pot Still and Single Malt Whiskey. Writers’ Tears Cask Strength is triple distilled, natural non-chill filtered, carefully aged in Bourbon barrels and bottled at 53% ABV. The release is limited to just 3,780 individually numbered bottles, signed by Walsh Whiskey Founder and Managing Director – Bernard Walsh.
The super-premium whiskey is for sale across selected markets worldwide, with 1,200 bottles destined for the USA and the 2,580 shared across the Rest of the World. Those markets include, Ireland, the UK & Northern Ireland, Canada (Alberta & British Columbia), France, the Netherlands and selected travel retail outlets including Lagardère and The Loop (Dublin & Shannon). The RRP is €130/ STG£110.
Announcing this year’s cask strength release of Writers’ Tears, Bernard Walsh, said: “This limited release is eagerly anticipated every year. Those who possess a bottle are encouraged, but not required, to share the experience!”
Official Tasting Notes to the 2019/ 9th Vintage of Writers’ Tears Cask Strength Whiskey
Delicate spice alongside natural sweetness, notes of cracked black pepper.
Hints of roasted walnuts, honeyed oats, sugar-dusted raisins and apricot.
Touches of salted caramel, lingering sweetness.