Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Oloroso Sherry Butts
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L9186L2411 13:43
Added on
18 feb 2021 11:04 pm by Tallyortoby

Average value

€ 57.27

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15 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Writers' Tears Red Head

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.08 points.

  1. Coldorak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Review taken from my blog: https://moredramslessdram.com/2021/03/19/walsh-whiskey-tweet-tasting-2021/

    Great nose again, but as for Double Oak, you get a bit more on the nose than on the palate. However, that may be a good thing, because it’s highly drinkable anyway, so the more you spend time stuffing your nose in the glass, the less way to quick your glass and your bottle will go down.
    • Nose
      85 85
      We’re definitely in Oloroso territory: sherried dried fruits, candied orange peel, warm spices immediately set the tone. A mentholated note makes a link with the Double Oak. Drying tobacco leaves. After a moment, a bit of funk, an ever so slightly sulfury note of rubber, but one that reinforces the character of the nose, not one that ruins it.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Nutty arrival with almonds and hazelnuts. Christmas cake, menthol and liquorice. There is a slight oaky bitterness and tons of milk chocolate. At each sip, some fruity notes appear then they’re quickly replaced by a spicy nuttiness.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The nuttiness stays with you until the end whilst a bit of grapefruit appear for a warm and long finish.

  2. chrisvdv scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    fragrance: sweet grapes, lemon, sherry
    taste: rich, fruity, orange, spicy
    beautiful amber color
    finish: complex
    good price quality

  3. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruity, crisp barley, apple (raw and cooked), oak, pear.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity arrival. Mild honey, apples, cooked apples, mild spice, pears, drying oak.
    • Finish
      Very nice. Long with fruit and escalating spice.

  4. Merl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84


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