Writers’ Tears Double Oak
A new addition from Walsh Whiskey to the Writers’ Tears portfolio. This is a blend of two whiskey styles aged in two types of wood – American and French Oak. Triple-distilled, non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV and retailing at €55.
Omar Fitzell Notes
Honey sweetness with pronounced vanilla. Certainly, a touch of pear in here.
Sweetness continues here. White grapes in abundance. Mouth feel is a bit light but pleasant with a prickly oak spice.
Medium finish. Spice lingers with a very slight touch of a white wine Sancerre note.
I was a big fan of the Cognac single cask and was worried this would be a let-down. For the price, it certainly isn’t a let-down! Very enjoyable whiskey and a welcome addition to the Writers Tears’ portfolio.
Al Higgins notes
Lots of sweet, confectionary characters here. Toasted marshmallows, orange oil, pear drops, new oak, ripe galia melon and honeydew melons. Scottish tasters might recognise Kola Kubes, Irish perhaps red lemonade.
Forceful, spicy and peppery with some grippy tannins. Full of flavour. Note quite as exciting as the nose but there’s a lot to like here. Well-balanced and fruity with more of those confectionary notes as per the aromas. The tropical fruits just keep on coming along with high-ester pear drop and pineapple flavours.
It falls away quite quickly but leaves a little fruitiness that persists nicely.
The French oak shines through nicely here adding richness and mouthfeel. A very welcome addition to the Writers’ Tears range.
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.
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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