Smell / Nose
The aroma reminds us of honey and marmalade streaking the fruity barley.
Taste / Palate
The first thing you notice about Writer’s Tears is the lovely round body and full rich flavor, very smooth initially, but developing a little tingle or slight pepperiness on the palate. It's very aromatic and floral malt with a faint suggestion of lemon right in the end - a hint of citrus and an initial flourish of spicy, malty sweetness that quickly leaves the stage to drier, firmer characters.
The honey-marmalade comes back as an echo of the aroma to provide the final moments of a decently long finish.
This Irish Whiskey is a blend of single pot still and malt Whiskey. Light, sweet and wonderful, it's a longtime favourite with our Members.
Many Irish writers suffered from ‘Writer's Block’ and it was said 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 writers block and produce inspired works of poetry, prose and plays. Writer’s Tears, a fairly new Whiskey, is a salute to these great Irish writers.
Writer's Tears Whiskey is distilled in the same old tradition that has existed in Ireland for hundreds of years (triple distilled, 100% pure pot still Whiskey, no grain, matured in oak bourbon barrels, non-chill filtered) and is owned by the Walsh Family, also owners of The Irishman Brands.
Walsh Whiskey Co.
Walsh Whiskey Distillery Co.
7.2/10 (524 votes)
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Writers Tears Copper Pot
It is my everyday drinking whiskey. It's great straight(my preference) or with a cube. Everyone who tries this whiskey falls in love.
Walsh Distilleries may be the newest in Ireland, but they're doing something very right!
For $10 to $15 (US) more than the "standard" Irish Whiskies, you get a much smoother one with a nice, unique flavor and aroma. The vanilla hits your nose first, then the honey hits your tongue. A very pleasant, long finish that isn't like cat's claws. Prior to this bottle, I was a Black Bush fan. Writer's Tears puts that brand to shame.
It has definitely won me over. I've shared it with friends who now rave about it and I've purchased several bottles, intending on purchasing several more. I just wish it were more readily available in my local market, but having it shipped is worth the wait.
Writers Tears is a wonderful sipping whiskey. It has a very smooth finish and is exceptional on the rocks. The flavor profile on flaviar is very accurate.
Very smooth for a whisky. Loved the fruity undertones and soft finish. Great sipping whisky. One I will keep stocked. To be honest, though, the name is what initially sold me.
This is an excellent Irish Whiskey with a lovely first impression on the palate and a smooth finish.
A good tasting Irish Whiskey. It goes down smooth, with a slight spicy bite. Definitely a good sipping whiskey.
So smooth. My fiancé brought some back from Ireland as a present. It was some of the best whiskey I have had.
This stuff is fantastic, would always recommend. Originally purchased a sample, but found that wasn't nearly enough! A really good sipping whiskey, and the assigned flavour spiral is spot on. Enjoy!
Absolutely wonderful taste. This is my second bottle and won't be my last.
Great for the cost. Good for sipping. It reminds me a lot of a scotch for an Irish whiskey, but not soapy for those who do prefer whiskey. It works for an economical drink after work.
Tastes familiar to other whiskeys I love.... not nearly as floral as I expected, love the honey and citrus flavors
Smooth and the echo was found true with a little delay, but I can be a good sipping whiskey,
One of the best spirits I have ever had the pleasure of tasting!!!
Somewhere n between Irish whisky and Bourbon (but not Scotch) lies Writer's Tears. It's a great introduction to Bourbon for those who prefer clean Irish whisky.
Very smooth and a great sipping bourbon. Will buy again.
Update: I'm pleased that I can actually purchase this now. Big up to Flavior for coming through. As far as the whiskey goes, it's still good. It definitely has much more of a speyside scotch quality to it. For an Irish I'd much rather have geeenspot or teeling (or Jamison/bush mills/powers for that matter), but as a cheaper alternative to scotch that's also not as pronounced this is a good buy.
Very smooth and no burn, very nice!
Lighter than I expected, but very nice, nonetheless. Lovely bottle (and a great name!)
A bit harsher than expected.
Very smooth with a nice finish.
Smooth, no burn and tasted delightful
I usually drink nicer scotches. This has been my favorite bottle at a very reasonable price!
A hint of floral spice in the nose. Initially sweet with a long dry finish. A nice whiskey, I think I like it a little better than Jameson.
Overall great taste, smooth finish, touch of smoke, almost Jameson with less bite
This is definitely a go to for me now. I'm normally a Jameson drinker. Writer's Tears aromas and flavors are very light, crisp, and refreshing. This is something I plan on keeping in stock for my whiskey stable.
Not bad, about the same as Jamison
Beautifully fruit forward, warm spice, delicate citrus and oak. Long warm finish.
Great nose - caramel first, then some spice - and then a great mouthful of flavor. This is not a "challenging" whisky, but it is very worthwhile.
A very smooth Irish whiskey if you like green spot, very good value
I am normally a scotch drinker, but this Irish Whiskey is a gem, smooth, with a sweeter finish. Great buy, I am definitely getting another bottle.
Smooth great after taste
I was anxious to taste the Quinta Ruban, but was surprised to find that of the three I preferred the Irish Writers Tears!
Delicious and complex
Tasted with ice. Light nose and just enough burn with the finish.
I like it better than the citrus of the SAI blended scotch whisky.
I really enjoy this after a day of work. Very smooth and lets me forget the day!
Aroma/nose: honey and spring grass or hay.
Taste/palate: honey then pepper and lemon, maybe a hint of pear. Aromatic and sweet.
Finish: persistent lemon and citrus, with oak. My wife said coconut, which I can kind of see. After a long pause there is lemon and marmalade and malt.
This is really good and I am totally pissed that it's out of stock.
thoroughly enjoyed this tasting box. Already looking forward to the next one. Would like to see better deals, but I understand with the qualify of these drinks, the deals are as good as it gets. :)
Хороший баланс. Вкус неяркий, но сбалансированный. Отсутствует дымность. Непривычно.
Nice, subtle flavor, fantastic quality for the price.
Just the kind of sip that I like. Mellow with great and slightly sweet aftertaste on the tongue. Neat with whiskey rocks.
Soft, smooth, very nice
Very clean finish. Extremely smooth
Yeah no wonder this is sold out. I recently tried Green Spot as my first single pot still Irish, and I have to say this is head and shoulders above. I'm doing whatever I can to buy multiple bottles next time this stuff comes around. Beautiful stuff.
This is exaclty the kind of easy drinking whiskey I'd like to add to my stash. Would love to purchase it, but apparently they can only procure 5 bottles for sale at a time.
Everyone is complaining about where's the price. Common sense it is out of stock so there is no price. When it's back in Stock there will be a price. I believe it is about 25.00, if I remember correctly when I ordered a few bottles last week
Very light on the palette with lots of subtle flavored, mostly gentle sweetness.
Very smooth, one of my favorites but I can never buy it because it sells out so fast!
Very smooth and mellow. For my first taster, makes me excited for more.
LOVE this whiskey, very smooth.
O K ,you convinced me.Now,how much ?
I tapped for the price and I get this page, no price though. What gives?
I tapped for price and I get reviews
Definitely my favorite so far. Just wish I could find a bottle of it. Email from Flaviar says it's available, but nope...
That was definitely my favorite!!
Extremely smooth great flavor
The sample was a pleasant surprise. Mild yet tasty. Honey and fruit aroma even had my wife curious to try it. Where's the price?
I love this Irish whisky very smooth. It has become my favorite drink.
Tastes like the poitin they make on Achill Island.
I tried this with two other people. All of us had the same thought. Cough syrup.
Interesting. Loved it, yet not able to order it? Why send a sample if it can't be purchased? Very disappointed.
Smooth. Very nice neat and easy to enjoy.
A very floral front with a sweet honey finish. Very light on the tongue.
My favorite in the starter pack, and the favorite of the lucky person I shared with too. I can't wait to buy a whole bottle.
Sweet and flavorful. Smooth with a little kick at the finish. Can't wait to get the whole bottle...
With a little water...very smooth and described well in the flavor spiral.
awesome and smooth. how do I get a bottle?
Sweet nose, smooth taste, long finish
Very smooth and easy to drink. Just like sipping honey.
Wonderful whisky, my favorite in the starter pack. It has a mild, sweet taste to it. I definitely want this in a full size bottle. I would have never found it, if not for Flaviar. Thank You!
Smooth and clean. Not to my liking though, but it's just my pallet. I like stronger stuff.
Very smooth and clean.
Spectacular, rivals the best Scotch that I've tried
Very pleasant finish. To me it was a little rough in the middle; maybe the spicy or copper coming through. But the finish is amazing.
Very light and smooth.
Easy to drink. Flavorful for it's price. Finish is a bit hot and dry like a rye whiskey.
Smooth Taste, Good Finish
Smooth-as-glass finish, light. Enjoyed it very much.
Very sweet whiskey. The honey seems to stand out the most.
Very good. Easy on the nose with a clean finish.
One of the most superb whiskey's I have ever tasted!
Smooth. Very drinkable. I enjoyed it the most out of the three in the welcome box.
Has a really great toasted cereal taste to it with just the right amount of sweetness.
Very nice and surprisingly smooth.
Decent whiskey. A little harsh on its own, but I added a smidge of water and it opened up. Sweeter. Faint honey taste. On the whole a pretty decent Irish whiskey.
Not bad. Basic Irish whiskey.
Decent but not as good as Blanton's.
Surprisingly good for a blend 👌🏻
Smooth and very tasty.
One of thee most superb whiskey's o have ever tasted!
New to Irish whisky, but enjoyed the floral/honey aromas with a long, sweet finish. The oak lingers on the palette...
Wonderfully sweet and light with a good burning depth charge to the chest. Honey, apple, and caramel is what we tasted in this house. When can I buy a bottle?!?!
Nice nose, hints of dates, citrus but subtle. Smooth and ephemeral on the back end. I'm not a big fan of Irish whiskey but this changed my mind.
Nice light Irish whiskey that isn't solely one note. Has a bit of honey, biscuit and citrus on the palate with zero burn.
Very mild with hardly any bite. Not bad, like a smoother Jameson.
I tried this in the flavor pack and liked it. Not enough to keep on stock in my bar, but it was nice.