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World first Tequila Cask finished Single Pot Still Irish whiskey


Amber Beverage Group (ABG) has married two expressions from its Irish whiskey and Mexican tequila businesses to create the first ever Tequila Cask finished Single Pot Still Irish whiskey. The Loop at Dublin Airport is the exclusive global partner for this preview release of Writers’ Tears® Limited Edition Tequila Cask Finish Irish whiskey, which will be followed by an international release for 2024 Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

Writers’ Tears Limited Edition Tequila Cask Finish Irish whiskey is a creative collaboration between two ABG businesses from Europe and Central America. They are ABG’s centre of whiskey excellence, Walsh Whiskey in Ireland’s County Carlow, and Amber Production Tequila, a distillery located in the legendary Mexican town of Tequila.

The award-winning Writers’ Tears Single Pot Still whiskey was first matured in bourbon barrels before finishing in Añejo tequila barrels for nine months. This unique combination creates a vibrant Irish whiskey, bursting with bold character and complex flavours designed to take people on a sensory journey of discovery.

It is non-chill filtered, bottled at an ABV of 47%. The limited edition will retail for €99.

Announcing the world’s first Tequila finished Single Pot Still Irish whiskey, Walsh Whiskey Managing Director Bernard Walsh said:

“We are delighted to be adding another unique taste profile to the Writers’ Tears range for our loyal whiskey enthusiasts while hopefully attracting a new audience from the tequila community. I am sure everyone will enjoy the marriage of these two super-premium spirits from the Amber Beverage Group. The oily mouth-feel of Single Pot Still whiskey combined with the rich complexity of Añejo tequila barrels from Amber Production Tequila distillery is a delight to experience.”

Writers’ Tears Tequila Cask Finish is rendered in specially commissioned tin packaging and a vibrant label featuring the Mexican calavera or ‘sugar skull’ reflecting Mexico’s rich and colourful celebration of life.


Official Tasting Notes

Aromas of earthy herbal liquor.

Hints of cracked black pepper and tobacco leaf.

Vanilla and coffee. Sweet and savoury.

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