Writers' Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey has been awarded a gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Triple-distilled, non-peated, matured and aged in American Oak bourbon casks, what makes Writers' Tears Copper Pot remarkable in global terms is its rare composition - a vatting of aged single pot still and single malt whiskey, without any grain whiskey. This style of whiskey was known as the 'Champagne of Whiskey' when it was first fashioned in Ireland in the 1800s.
Commenting on the significance of the award, Walsh Whiskey Distillery commercial director John Kelly said, “This award is timely, coming in a year when we are more than doubling our distribution of Writers' Tears Copper Pot to 40 of the United States in what is the world’s largest market for Irish whiskey. The endorsement of this award will help our whole team spread the word and taste of Writers’ Tears.”
Single pot still is a style of whiskey that is unique to Ireland and made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley. It is noted for being spicier and more viscous in texture due to the unmalted barley.
Writers' Tears Copper Pot is also one of the highest-rated Irish whiskeys in Jim Murray’s “Whiskey Bible”, and is included in Ian Buxton’s publication, “101 Whiskeys to try before you die”, as well.
© 2018 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the latest industry news. Article by Dave Simpson. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.