Writers Tears Ice Wine Cask Finish
A Walsh Whiskey collaboration with Inniskillin Winery in Niagara, Ontario, Canada’s leading producer of Ice Wine. The limited-edition release of 3,500 bottles is a triple-distilled vatting of Single Pot Still and Single Malt whiskeys which has been finished for an additional 12 months in Ice Wine hogsheads, before being bottled at 46% ABV. RRP €70.
Omar Fitzell Notes
A nose of “more”. Sugar covered fleshy peach. Green apples, vanilla and a very slight cut grass note.
Oily and mouth coating. Heaps of caramel, orchard fruits, hint of mango and even a touch of pineapple. Very obvious sugared almond nutty note.
Long. Black pepper spice gives a slight drying to the mouth. A lovely mandarin note lingers.
Tremendous and very much recommended. I’m intrigued by Ice Wine!
Al Higgins notes
Pronounced tropical fruits, exotic flowers, honeysuckle, apricots, red apples and peach jam.
Mouth-filling, juicy and vibrantly fruity. Peach, apricot, white grape, white pepper, mango and pineapple flavours with just a hint of grainy vanilla.
Cinnamon, fruit syrup and dried apricots. Good length.
What’s not to like about this? Some impressive levels of fruitiness with that mouth coating syrupiness. Worth seeking out before they all go. It seems Ice wine casks are a great match for Irish whiskey.
Omar has been lurking in the background of the Irish Whiskey Industry since 2010 when he started his journey through tasting, enjoying and collecting whiskey. In January 2018 he launched the online blog “That’s Dram Good” which, in those few short months, has become one of the most popular whiskey blogs in Ireland.
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Over 20 years of experience in drinks retail and a member of the team at the Celtic Whiskey Shop since 2003. Alastair is chief tester and taster at the shop and is also coordinator for the Irish Whiskey Awards. When he is not working he is either training for ultra-marathons, parenting or drumming with his band Le Galaxie.
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