Writers' Tears Double Oak

Writers Tears Writers' Tears Double Oak

(0.75l, 46%)


8.1/10
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$60.99
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A delicate combination of perfectly crafted Irish Whiskeys and expert, double-wood aging.

Walsh Whiskey set out to rediscover real Irish-style Whiskey as it was made 200 years ago. When Welsh 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 Whiskies, six Writer’s Tears blends, and two varieties of Irish Cream Liqueur.

For Writers' Tears Double Oak, the Walsh Whiskey Distillery took two Irish Whiskies — one Single Malt and the other Single Pot-Still. Both are 100% barley, triple distilled, and non-chill-filtered. They aged one in American ex-Bourbon casks and the other aged in French ex-Cognac casks using Limousin oak and blended them together. The French casks came from the Legaret Family estate — makers of DEAU Cognac — and bring tannins and fruit notes. The American casks deliver vanilla and oakier flavors. The resulting elixir is bottled at a perfect 46% ABV.

*Writers' Tears has recently changed their labels, and as the original labels are being phased out, there is still a chance that you might receive a bottle different than what is pictured. But rest assured, the liquid remains the same, regardless of the label.
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Irish Whiskey
  • Region
    Dublin
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    American ex-Bourbon casks French ex-Cognac casks

Flavor Spiral™

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vanilla
cinnamon
spicy
grape
orange zest
cocoa
dried fruit
burnt caramel
pear
What does Writers' Tears Double Oak taste like?

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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.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Bright Copper

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas linker on grains, vanilla, warm pears, and a dash of cinnamon.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavors build on the aromas and add grape must, orange zest, and a bit of butterscotch.

Finish
The finish is medium-length with notes of cocoa and baking spices.
Ratings & Reviews
Andrew
Andrew,
The vanilla and pear notes really jump out when you open the bottle. The finish is spicy yet smooth. I couldn’t make out the chocolate/cocoa notes, and that was disappointing. A solid whiskey but it pales in comparison to Redbreast and Jameson Black Barrel.
 
Roy
Roy,
Didn’t like the first drink, but the next time I drank it, I found it much better. Great flavor.
 
Leighanne
Leighanne,
Loved it! Sweet and slightly spicy, a beautiful blend.
 
Danny
Danny,
I really enjoyed this one. Instantly it is towards the top of my favorite Irish whiskys. Very smooth with a warming sensation. I get a lot of vanilla but not overpowering.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Another winner; semi sweet with a slight spicy finish.
 
Mark
Mark,
There's a subtlety in the flavors after a couple of sippings. Plenty smooth for an Irish whiskey––it veers toward bourbon territory. The oak combination creates some fun exploring and the hints of spice suit my palate well.
 
Julia
Julia,
The aroma is warm with a balance of dried fruit, spiced bread, and a hint of alcohol. I let the whiskey breathe and tasted it "neat." The liquid has body and coats the tongue with rich flavors of bread pudding and a hint of spice. Although it is definitely a whiskey in the back of the throat, it has all of the positive qualities of an expensive rum. I want to say, I don't drink whiskey- Ever! I bought this because of the name and the flavor profile sounded promising for my husband. It is the first whiskey I have smelled and was encouraged enough to willingly have a glass.
 
Scott
Scott,
I really didn't find anything special about this one aside from its cool name.
 
Ken
Ken,
Found this at Walmart in a gift set with 2 glasses for $38. After a few sips, it coverted this bourban man to Irish whisky!
 
Andrew
Andrew,
This one grew on me. My first taste, caused me to think I made a mistake. But that is the thing with whiskey, sometimes it is the mood you are in. This is not for the casual drinker, it is for the person that wants to sit and investigate and hunt for all of the flavors this reveals. A lot of wood and dark and citrus fruit hidden in this one with a light pepper throughout.
 
Jared
Jared,
Not impressed with this one. The flavor profile may be on point for everything but any zest or spice. This is a VERY mild whiskey. After a few sips, I don't even taste it anymore. Easy to drink, but a little too smooth for my taste.
 
geoffrey
geoffrey,
I love it! This is my new favorite Irish whisky. It even edged out Redbreast, which I didn't think was possible. It has a unique depth and complexity under a very smooth taste.
 
Sir
Sir,
I was very impressed. Great taste, perfect for sipping at the end of a long day!
 
Bjorn
Bjorn,
Surprised how nice it was. Smooth, warm, with a bit of vanilla.
 
Tison
Tison,
This is my new go to whiskey, I can’t believe how smooth it is!
 
Jason
Jason,
One of the top 3 in my bar. Very smooth.
 
Roger
Roger,
Writers tears is simply one of my favorites and this double oaked is just as great. I would say that the RedHead is the best but impossible to find. Its smooth finish and low cost make it a firm favorite.
 
geoffrey
geoffrey,
This is my favorite Irish whisky! The blending of both styles and having them aged in both Bourbon and Cognac barrels creates a wonderful finish. I picked up 2 bottles of this at the Dublin airport last year, when it wasn't being exported. I am overjoyed to be able to get it through Flaviar.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
For sure a great go-to Irish Whiskey. Smooth and flavorful, I find this to be a good crowd pleasing gateway whiskey to bring people to the Irish side.
 
Tim
Tim,
Mild peat, smooth on front, slight bite at the end. Neat
 
Ross
Ross,
Amazing complexity for Irish whisky. Takes ice well, but is smooth enough to drink straight. Either way is a great experience.
 
Christian
Christian,
I get the appeal...its damn smooth, though I admit I didnt detect a lot the tasting notes listed. Almost like a Jameson without the spice.
 
Michael
Michael,
Tastes a bit young, but there are some great things going on here. Excellent for the price. Would definitely buy again.
 
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