Walsh Whiskey has created a new core expression for it’s Writers’ Tears range: Writers’ Tears Double Oak, a blend of the two whiskey styles aged in two types of wood – American and French Oak. It is triple-distilled, non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV. The new expression is made possible by a close collaboration between the Walsh family in Ireland’s County Carlow and the Legaret family in Cognac, France. Double Oak is the third core expression in the Writers’ Tears range which includes the Copper Pot and Cask Strength versions.
Through its partnership with the Legaret family, Walsh Whiskey recently introduced French oak to followers of the Writers’ Tears portfolio with the limited release of Writers’ Tears Cognac Cask. Encouraged by it’s success, Bernard Walsh decided to make French oak a permanent feature in the Writers’ Tears portfolio through the introduction of Writers’ Tears Double Oak.
The American oak contributes bolder flavours with more sweet and vanilla overtones due to the presence of more lactones in the wood. The French oak, on the other hand, generates silky tannins which yield a light sweetness combined with fruity flavours.
Writers’ Tears Double Oak will be available to all markets, starting in the USA, Russia, UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Ireland and Travel Retail. The recommended retail price is €55 in Europe and $65 in the USA.
Distillery Tasting Notes
Nose: Dashes of sweet vanilla, notes of cinnamon, plum & poached pear.
Taste: Pressed grapes and citrus zest.
Finish: Chocolate undertones and lingering spice.