Introducing Writers Tears – An Authentic Irish Whiskey
(December 2015) – Leading US importer Palm Bay International and family owned Walsh Whiskey Distillery, producers of The Irishman brand of whiskey and cordials, are delighted to introduce Writers Tears Copper Pot – an ultra-premium, authentic Irish whiskey.
Writers Tears is a unique example of classic Irish whiskey named for the esteemed Irish writers and playwrights of the 19th century who sought inspiration and comfort in their local watering holes. Produced using the same methods as original 19th Century Irish distillers using distillates from the Copper Pot only. Writers Tears is a vatting of single malt and single pot still whiskey that uses 100% Irish barley for its production creating an ultra-premium brand. The distillates in Writers Tears come from copper pots only (no grain), and is triple distilled with an abv of 40%, non-peated and matured and aged in American oak bourbon casks. Writers Tears offers aromas of apple with hints of vanilla and honey that lead to a gently spiced palate of ginger and butterscotch culminating in a long, elegant finish with subtle notes of milk chocolate and almonds.
Chosen as Best Blended Whiskey at the Irish Whiskey Awards, a gold medal winner at the International Spirits Challenge in London and one of the highest rated Irish whiskies in Jim Murray’s Iconic Whiskey Bible. Murray describes it as, “Altogether a very unusual Irish whiskey, a throwback to the last century where spiced pure pot still whiskey was married with floral single malt.” It has also been added to Ian Buxton’s publication 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die.
Writers Tears is currently available in NY, PA, MN, DC and MA for a suggested retail price of $40.
About Walsh Whiskey Distillery:
Established in 1999 by husband and wife, Bernard and Rosemary Walsh, and located on the 18th century Royal Oak estate by the River Barrow in County Carlow, the Walsh Whiskey Distillery Company is a leading independent producer of super-premium and ultra-premium, triple-distilled, craft, Irish whiskies. Led by founder Bernard Walsh, and with a strong board of industry veterans, the company has built a portfolio of international award winning drinks brands. In the United States, these include a range of four Irish whiskies under The Irishman, the Hot Irishman Irish Coffee, The Irishman Irish Cream liqueur and Writers Tears authentic pot still Irish whiskey. Demand for the critically acclaimed Irishman and Writers Tears brands currently exceeds supply in the 36 countries they are distributed to worldwide.
About Palm Bay International:
Palm Bay International, a dynamic family-owned company, offers one of the nation’s most comprehensive portfolios of imported wines and spirits, including over 50 suppliers from around the globe. Among Palm Bay’s most valued assets is its remarkable network of long-term partnerships with the foremost wholesale companies in all 50 states, as well as the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. With the crucial collaboration of these partners, Palm Bay’s portfolio is able to meet the needs of every level of the industry, from independent restaurants and retail stores, to chain accounts, supermarkets, hotels, airlines, cruise ships, duty-free accounts and U.S. military bases. This impressive roster of brands, accounts and relationships positions Palm Bay as a major source of fine wines and spirits and an industry leader in the U.S. marketplace. For more visit: www.palmbay.com.