Writers Tears Cask Strength 2018 Release

Writers Tears Cask Strength 2018 Release

(0.7l, 53%)


7.6/10
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Rare and complex Irish Whiskey for aficionados.  

Writers’ Tears Irish Whiskey not only has a peculiar name, but also some of the most amazing expressions, including the annual Cask Strength line. It’s straight-forward and unique in many ways. First, it’s a rare blend of aged single pot still and single malt. Single pot still means it’s made by a single distillery from a mash of malted and unmalted barley, distilled in – you guessed it, a pot still. Fun fact: the idea of mixing barley came up in the 18th century when the King of England decided to tax malted barley.

Enough history, and let’s focus on this marvelous bottle. It's the 8th annual release and it's super-premium. It's triple distilled, non-chill filtered, aged in ex-Bourbon barrels, and bottled at 53% ABV. It's a pretty strong lad. It's also pretty exclusive as only over five thousand bottles were made. The founder describes the batch as complex, summery and fresh. If you get your hands on this one, consider yourself lucky. 

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honey
spicy
white chocolate
floral
fresh ginger
almonds
clove
cereal
malted barley
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There are many Irish Whiskey varieties: grain Whiskey, malted barley pot-still-distilled, and ‘pure pot-still’ or ‘single pot still’ as it is now officially known. Then there is Poitin, one of the first spirits ever made.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Russet.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Toasted cereal and almond oils on the nose with a creamy chocolate and floral sweetness in the background.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Wild honey, summer fruits and fresh ginger on a spicy single pot still base.

Finish
Lovely warm finish with a lingering clove note. 

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Ratings & Reviews
Stefanie
Stefanie,
It gives me the impression of your favorite cologne or perfume turned to drinkable form. It is harsh at first but after that first sip it smooths out a little.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Great flavor
 
guest
guest,
It’s probably the best Irish whiskey. It’s good but not as Scotch
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Good Smooth start with floral notes. Finish was a bit strong for my palate.
 
nik
nik,
Zeer lekker en subtiel
 
Jason
Jason,
Spicy and a little harsh. More of an effect whiskey vs a sipping tasteful whiskey.
 
Owen
Owen,
Spacey
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
This is the 4th cask strength taster I have tried. So far it’s the only one I have liked. I would definitely buy a bottle.
 
Grant
Grant,
Good taste. Just ok for me
 
Chris
Chris,
This was very good, the flavor of white chocolate midway was very distinct and great contrast to the spice at the end. There's a lot of floral notes that I tasted but I felt they were a bit strong. Overall sweet and spicy work wonders here (I'm not a big floral guy though, so this wouldn't be a regular 'go-to' for me"
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Tasted banana on the nose not honey but this is very delicious; delightful
 
Mike
Mike,
Complex nose leading to heat and spicy palate leading to honey notes with honey and ginger in the finish
 
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