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Irish Red Head adds to Writers Tears

Walsh Whiskey Distillery has introduced Writers Tears Red Head single malt. This new expression is triple-distilled in oloroso sherry butts, which gives it a ruby hue, hence the moniker - Red Head. The expression is distilled without chill filtering and bottled at 46% ABV.

Writers Tears Red Head is a limited edition expression with the full complement of 12,000 bottles being released mainly to select markets from early September. Writers Tears Red Head is the latest expression in the Writers Tears portfolio and will now compliment the successful and Writers Tears Copper Pot and the Writers Tears cask strength vintages. 

Walsh Whiskey Distillery co-founder and CEO Bernard Walsh says: “We are thrilled with the result of the marriage between our first ever single malt expression of Writers Tears and these precious oloroso sherry butts. The natural interaction and careful aging between the pot-still spirit, styled in Writers Tears signature fashion in copper pots, as all Irish whiskey was in the golden era of the 1800s, and the Spanish wood contributes to the outstanding quality and distinctive flavours of this sublime single malt.”

About Walsh Whiskey Distillery:

Established in 1999 by husband and wife, Bernard and Rosemary Walsh, Walsh Whiskey Distillery Company is a leading independent producer of super-premium and ultra-premium, triple-distilled, craft, Irish whiskeys – The Irishman and Writers Tears.

The distillery at Royal Oak is unique among independent distilleries in its capability to produce all three forms of Irish whiskey – pot still, malt and grain – from its two production lines featuring pot stills and column stills. It has the capacity to produce 650,000 cases (two and a half million litres of pure alcohol (LPA’s) or 8 million bottles) of whiskey annually.

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. These include a range of seven Irish whiskeys under The Irishman and Writerá¹£ Tears brands, the Hot Irishman Irish coffee and The Irishman - Irish Cream liqueur. Demand for the critically acclaimed The Irishman and Writerá¹£ Tears brands currently exceeds available supply in the 40 countries they are distributed to worldwide.

27 August 2016 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor