Walsh Whiskey Distillerys Writers Tears Red Head Single Malt

Walsh Whiskey Distillery's Writers Tears Red Head Single Malt

Walsh Whiskey Distillery's Writers Tears Red Head Single Malt

Category - Spirits, Irish whiskey, single malt, 46%

Available - From next month

Location - Selected markets

Price - EUR49.99 (US$56) per 70cl bottle

Walsh Whiskey has launched its first expression since it opened its own distillery this year.

Writers Tears Red Head Single Malt is a limited-edition restricted to 12,000 bottles and will roll out to selected markets from September, Walsh said today. Its maturation in Spanish sherry butts that have previously been seasoned with Oloroso sherry gives Red Head a ruby colouring.

Walsh Whiskey co-founder Bernard Walsh said the single malt is the first major innovation to the Writers Tears range since the first cask strength release in 2012.

Walsh's new distillery, at Royal Oak in County Carlow, was officially opened in June. The site, which produces Walsh Whiskey's Writer's Tears and The Irishman brands, has an annual capacity of around 650,000 cases. It is capable of producing all three types of Irish whiskey; pot, malt and grain.