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Writers Tears Blended Irish Whiskey

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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.

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