Walsh Whiskey Launches 12th Edition of Writers' Tears
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Walsh Whiskey Launches 12th Edition of Writers’ Tears Irish Whiskey

Walsh Whiskey on Thursday announced the 2022 release of Writers’ Tears, the 12th edition of the award-winning Irish whiskey. Writers’ Tears is a blend of an aged single pot still and single malt whiskey. Both whiskeys are triple-distilled and aged in American Oak Bourbon barrels.

This year’s edition is bottled at 54.6% ABV. Each bottle is individually numbered and has the signature of Writers’ Tears creator and Walsh Whiskey co-founder Bernard Walsh.

“Cask strength Irish whiskey is still quite rare, but our vatting combining both Pot Still and Single Malt is truly unique,” Walsh said, according to Whisky Experts. “Consumers are looking to trade-up their Irish whiskey experience and this is a genuine super-premium expression that has steadily built a following internationally over the last 12 years”

The 2022 release is limited to 7,920 bottles, sold across selected markets worldwide, with 2,100 bottles selling in the U.S. and 5,820 across the rest of the world, including travel retail, at a suggested retail price of $150.

Writers’ Tears made our list of seven Irish Whiskey Favorites That Won’t Break The Bank earlier this year.

2022 Writers’ Tears Tasting Notes

Nose: Pear drops and candied fruits.

Taste: Heather honey, fennel and cinnamon spice.

Finish: Creamy chewy toffee.

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David Morrow is the managing editor of Whiskey Raiders and has been with the company since September 2021. David has worked in journalism since 2015 and has had bylines at Sports Illustrated, Def Pen, the Des Moines Register and the Quad City Times. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Saint Louis University and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. When he’s not tasting the newest exciting whiskey releases, David enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, watching sports and traveling.