700ml bottle with 2 glasses
Writers Tears is a vatting of Pure Pot Still and Single Malt Irish Whiskey. The resulting whiskey is one of Ireland’s highest rated whiskies in the Whisky Bible of Jim Murray.
Nose: A glossy pot still character: rather than the usual fruity firmness, the recognizable Pot still traits are shrouded in soft honey tones which dovetail with lightening kumquat-citrus notes. Quite a curious, but always deliciously appealing animal.
Tase: Works beautifully well: the arrival is an alternating delivery of hard and soft 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 or no resistance, leaving an acacia honeyed trail; towards the middle a juicier malt element mingles with soft vanilla but the pot still character never goes away.
Finish: Relatively long with perhaps the pot still, with an old fashioned cough sweet fruitiness, lingering longest, though it does retain its honeyed accompaniment for the most part.