Writers Tears was created in honor of classic Irish writers like Oscar Wilde or James Joyce. Many times they found their inspiration in Irish whiskey and that is why the term “writers tears“ became a synonym for said beverage over the years. When the people of Walsh Whiskey created Writers Tears, they drew inspiration from the traditional Irish whiskeys of the 18th and 19th century. Last year, this limited edition of Writers Tears called Red Head was released as an addition to their core range. Only 12,000 bottles of it were shipped worldwide. It is triple-distilled and matured in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. You will find the typical smoothness of Irish whiskeys combined with the sweetness maturing in sherry casks brings along. It is a great whiskey that is, due to its extreme gentleness, also suitable for people who are not that familiar with drinking whisk(e)y. If you like sherry cask-matured whiskey as well as raisins and pineapples, you should definitely get yourself a bottle of this Irish beauty, which offers great value for money.
Eye: As you could expect from its name, this whiskey brings a copper-red sparkling into your glass.
Nose: In first place you smell raisins and dried fruits. But there are also sherry notes and orange in there.
Palate: When you take your first sip, you will find sweet raisins and sherry. Take your time and you will discover much more. Dried fruits, pineapples and even some marzipan coated in pleasant sweetness complete the profile of the Red Head.
Finish: Long and smooth finish with a lot of sweetness, oranges and raisins.
Type: Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Aged: No Age Statement
Alc. volume: 46%
Bottle size: 0.7 litres
Price range: ~35.00 Euro
More info: www.walshwhiskey.com (Website)