The Irishman Founder's Reserve
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  • cocoa
  • rancio
  • umami
  • caramel
  • spicy
  • butterscotch
  • apricot
  • vanilla
  • hay

The Irishman

Founder's Reserve (0.75l, 40%)
Price $37.99

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Character Goatson
The first blend from Walsh and one of the best with an earthy combination of Single Malt and Single Pot Still Spirits.

Walsh Whiskey set out to rediscover real Irish-style Whiskey as it was made 200 years ago. When Walsh Whiskey first started in 1999, they contracted their distilling to Bushmills. But their success has allowed them to build out their own distillery in Carlow — in the heart of Ireland’s southern farm country — where they make eight versions of The Irishman Whiskeys, six Writer’s Tears blends, and two varieties of Irish Cream Liqueur.

The Irishman Founder's Reserve is the first blend created by Bernard Walsh, and it is still one of their best and one of the most unique coming out of the Irish craft distilling market. It is a blend of 70% Single Malt and 30% Single Pot Still Spirits aged in ex-Bourbon casks. This twist on a classic adds a very nice layered complexity and a bit of grain spice that makes this dram a stand-out. It is also a multi-award-winner with Gold Medals dripping off the bottle like honey.


Smartass Corner:
"Single Malt" is a distillation of 100% malted barley from a single distillery, "Single Pot Still" also comes from a single distillery, but the mash consists of a combination of malted and un-malted barley.
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Appearance / Color
Toasted Grain

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma opens with baked stone fruits — apricot and peach — over a backdrop of new hay, vanilla, and a dash of cinnamon.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The influence of Single Pot is noticed in the almost Rye-like spice note under warm notes of cocoa, rancio, umami, and caramel cream.

Finish
The finish is long and warm with an earthy butterscotch note.
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  • cocoa
  • rancio
  • umami
  • caramel
  • spicy
  • butterscotch
  • apricot
  • vanilla
  • hay
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
It is said that when Irish writers suffered from ‘Writer's Block’ and that when they cried they cried tears of Whiskey. Most, if not all of them, sought comfort and inspiration from “The Water of Life” (Whiskey). The relaxing characteristics of Whiskey helped many of them overcome writer’s block and produce inspired works of poetry, prose and plays. Writer’s Tears, is a salute to these great Irish writers.
The Harp is the official emblem of Ireland, not the shamrock. The reason for shamrock’s fame is Saint Patrick.
Irish Coffee recipe: 1 cup freshly brewed strong coffee, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 3-4 tablespoons Irish Whiskey, heavy cream - slightly whipped.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Irish Whiskey became the most renowned Whiskey and most popular Spirit in the 19th century after the outbreak of phylloxera and the total devastation of Cognac production in France.
In the U.S., Irish Whiskey sales have jumped by over 500% since 2002. It’s the fastest growing category in the Spirits industry. There’s some news to raise your glass to.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
It is said that when Irish writers suffered from ‘Writer's Block’ and that when they cried they cried tears of Whiskey. Most, if not all of them, sought comfort and inspiration from “The Water of Life” (Whiskey). The relaxing characteristics of Whiskey helped many of them overcome writer’s block and produce inspired works of poetry, prose and plays. Writer’s Tears, is a salute to these great Irish writers.
The Harp is the official emblem of Ireland, not the shamrock. The reason for shamrock’s fame is Saint Patrick.
Irish Coffee recipe: 1 cup freshly brewed strong coffee, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 3-4 tablespoons Irish Whiskey, heavy cream - slightly whipped.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Irish Whiskey became the most renowned Whiskey and most popular Spirit in the 19th century after the outbreak of phylloxera and the total devastation of Cognac production in France.
In the U.S., Irish Whiskey sales have jumped by over 500% since 2002. It’s the fastest growing category in the Spirits industry. There’s some news to raise your glass to.
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