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Writers Tears Blended Irish Whiskey

Writers TearsThe Middleton distillery in Cork, Ireland is well known for producing classic and popular Irish whiskies such as Jameson, Tullamore Dew, and Greenspot. For whisky lovers however, it is often what they are not famous for that draws us to them. Writers Tears is just one of those - an Irish whiskey, blended together from pot-distilled whiskies and single malts, bottled at 40% ABV and is said to have been a favourite style of whisky for Irish writers of the 18th century.

Nose: Wonderfully light and unassuming, fresh grapefruit juice and bright lime zest are most apparent, with that classic light Irish whiskey nose of pencil eraser present in the background.


Recent Comments

  • Ryan commented on Forty Creek Heart of Gold:

    You're embarking on quite the quest; good luck Marc!

  • Marc commented on Forty Creek Heart of Gold:

    I have a bottle I've been hanging on to. As bad as I want, I can't bring myself to open it. I would love to track down another bottle so I can try this sweet nectar.

  • Ryan commented on Old Pulteney 12 Year Old:

    One of our favourites for sure!
    Personally, I'm always a little sad when I finish a bottle of Old Pulteney.
    I've got a Gordon & MacPhail bottling of 21 year old OP that is simply magical. The standard OP 21 was named Whisky of the Year in 2012 but this one is less sweet and more refined IMO. Matured in a re-fill bourbon barrel, it's loaded with peach, tropical fruits, beeswax and honey, ending with milk chocolate tones and a hint of brine...and now I'm salivating.

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