Writer’s Tears

Writers Tears.jpgPlease take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.


Light gold.


Sweet, apple, citrus tang (maybe lime?), light.


Very strong citrus tang but also sweet, with hints of caramel and vanilla.


Long, citrus tang with a hint of vanilla.



A very distinctive whiskey. Light and easy to drink with a strong citrus tang all the way through which leaves you wanting more. Could easily see this working well in a range of cocktails as well.


Classic Rock Match:

Following a post by @the_whisky_lady entitled ON THE ROCKS: Match Your Whisky With Rock Classics I’m going to try and match my tastings with a classic rock song.

For this dram I’m going with David Bowie – Rebel, Rebel.




Part of my first Flaviar tasting pack.

Something completely different and not what I was expecting at all. Very enjoyable, light and tangy. If you know someone who says all whisky tastes the same then I’d get them to compare this to something like a Laphroaig and see them change their mind.


Taken from Walsh Whiskey Distillery Website:


Writers Tears

This is a fine whiskey, which strictly speaking is a blend but only contains pot still whiskey and malt whiskey. Unlike other blends it does not contain and grain whiskey. This has been extremely popular since it was first released and is a favourite with our staff.

Writers Tears won the award of Best Irish Blend Under €50 in the 2013 Irish Whiskey Awards. A blend of pure pot still whiskey and malt whiskey. A deliciously soft, sweet, easy drinking dram.

‘A glossy pot still character: rather than the usual fruity firmness, the recognisable pot still traits are shrouded in soft honey tones which dovetail with lightening kumquat-citrus tones. Quite a curious, but always deliciously appealing animal. Works beautifully well: the arrival is an alternating delivery of soft and hard waves, the former showing a more bitter, almost myopic determination to hammer home its traditional pot still stand point; the sweeter more yielding notes dissolve with little ot no resistance, leaving an acaia honeyed trail…………….’ 93 Points Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2010.

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