Writers' Tears Copper Pot

Overall rating
79.43/100
votes
199
Whiskybase ID
WB77471
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L5335L2283 16:34
Barcode
5099811905739
Added on
23 jan 2016 9:31 pm by nkwd
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 33.92

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Whisky reviews for Writers' Tears Copper Pot

32 users have left 35 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.43 points.

  1. aw-home scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Vanilla with green apples, honey and oak flavors.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Green apples with vanilla, honey and oak flavors.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium length with green apples, citrus, honey, nut and oak aromas.

  2. DillaDonut1 scored this whisky 68 points Expert Junior

    nice sweetness, unfortunately alcoholic

  3. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Writers Tears is a traditional Irish whiskey dedicated to the writers of Ireland. Famous writers like Oscar Wilde or James Joyce are said to have shed tears of whiskey. With the help of whiskey, writer's block was overcome and it inspired many new ideas. The Writers Tears is a triple distilled pot still whiskey without grain whiskey, which was matured in ex-bourbon casks. The Writers Tears comes without coloring and chill filtration with a pleasant 40.0% vol. into the bottle.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Dogs2 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nose and taste sweet, vanilla, malt, a little oak is added.
    Dry, medium-long finish, no fruit.
    It now has no off-flavors as such, for me rather a lack of strength and depth, a malt without any real expression.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. bodevami scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Very simple, easy drinking whisky. Nothing special for me.

  7. Danksy scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Tasted a 2019 bottling.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Mellow and yet moderately rich at the same time. Freshly cut apple and pear, classic toffee, vanilla, malty, no grain at all. It's also a bit funky, like perfume. Very inviting for a blend.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Smooth and mellow here too. Very malty. It's young but at least 5 years old for sure. Apple, pear and toffee dominate this very malty palette with an unmistakable bourbon cask profile. No grain stands out here either.
    • Finish
      70 70
      This is where it falls short, because the finish is barely there at all. At this point I can reliably say this is a great blend that's sadly been watered down way too hard.

      Final thoughts: I'm aware this is 60% single malt and 40% pot still, so it's not your classic Irish blend. It's much closer to a single malt than most drams at this price point. Would have been more interesting at higher ABV, but it's still very decent and recommended regardless.

  8. DavidDW scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Lack of pep, flavors, quite alcoholic.

  9. TsiAI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Smell the fragrance: It is indeed delicate and elegant, so that it can't suppress the alcohol feeling. Wild flowers, raspberries, roses, citrus, grass. When you wake up, the smell of butter, juice, and butter biscuits is more obvious.
    Taste: good delicacy, medium sweetness, cream caramel, orange Briocchio, toast, rose sugar, fine salt, toasted oak, easy to swallow, and not irritating, people who have drunk a barrel may be Think it is weak.
    Overall: 83-84/100, the aftertaste is relatively simple, after all, the aging time is only three or four years, but compared to the whiskeys in this age range, he shows quite good complexity and unexpected fineness ( I personally don't think that a low degree can do this). It seems to be JM's award-winning money in a certain year, but it is still good. I even think it can be used instead of bushmills16 to sell to girls.

  10. Dionysus scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  11. Thermidor scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    Built in the cask, but all that corn sweet bourbon can't cover the neutral spirit note.
    • Nose
      First, a bag of fruit candy. Then corn sweetness, some maltiness, and neutral spirit. Simple, strongly cask influenced. Faintly grassy, and occasionally sharp despite being 40 %.
    • Taste
      Flat, and not nearly as sweet as the nose suggests. Has a little bit of that Irish taste, but the malt spirit is extremely quiet compared to corn-heavy bourbon note that reminds me of Maker's Mark. Occasional sawdust, and every now and then that boozy taste pushes through.
    • Finish
      Vanilla, sweet bourbon, and a touch of malt. Fast and forgettable.

  12. Dutchdram scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
      Very fruity starting with notes of bananas, lemon, coconuts and granny smith green apples. Vanilla is present too. Followed by spicy notes like cinnamon and pot still spices.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Mainly sweet and bitter. Starts with sweet notes like vanilla cake and marzipan. Notes of unripe green bananas, followed by a hint of bitter macarons. Spicy notes like ginger and potstill spices. At the end notes of wet leafs and oak.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Short to medium-long. Notes of bananas, vanilla and leafs are present. But only for some time.

  13. sarthur71 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  14. HummaKavula scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    For me its a very good whisky at its price range. I always have a dilemma whether to drink it with or without water. With water much more complex nose. Without it has stronger and a bit complex taste.
    Very good whisky for beginners. Despite its simple Taste, alcohol is well hidden. Easy to drink.
    • Nose
      83 83
      very fruity and fresh, a bit nutty and fragrant. Actually quite complex for this price range. Adding some water can reveal additional notes: camphor and citrus, maybe a bit oaky.
    • Taste
      79 79
      much simpler but still good. Sweet citrus and vanila.
    • Finish
      80 80
      bit short with vanila and citrus notes with dark chocolate at the end.

  15. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very fruity, red sour berry
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet, red berry fruitness
    • Finish
      Short, slightly sweet

  16. Java_the_Nut scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
      Floral and fruity notes, some sweetness, golden raisins
    • Taste
      75 75
      One dimensional, nothing happening here too much, some vanilla, some oakiness.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Short to medium finish, smooth but nothing fancy, too dry.

  17. jankes scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  18. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nose and finish are better and fuller than body. Sweet and fruity, pretty strong for only 40%. Easy but pretty tasty whiskey.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruity, citrus, green apples, floral. Sweet as well, vanilla and honey, pretty some alcohol for such a low Abv.
    • Taste
      81 81
      A little tingling, pretty soft and smooth, vanilla, a little of peach as well. A bit pale taste.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Still a little tingling. Pretty short at first, but it's gets stronger and longer after some while. Sweet, some peach again, pretty warming actually.

  19. wembleytor scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Smooth Irish, nice and tidy with no surprises.

  20. Tim-R scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    Not bad for a cheap whisky.
    • Nose
      62 62
    • Taste
      65 65
      Very sweet bourbon
    • Finish
      73 73

  21. SRB scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      81 81

  22. lincolnimp scored this whisky 67 points Connoisseur

    I know it's cheap but it is also pretty awful, if I had to look for a positive it is that I can actually drink.
    My MOTR score is 75 points, this is below that.
    Sweet and sickly,
    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      70 70

  23. Rien scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  24. gerardvw scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Taste
      Caramel, toffee, vanilla

  25. HammerHead scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Actually quite a nice whiskey with vanilla, apple, coconut and unripe banana. Also tasting pretty alcoholic though, especially in the finish. Still a nice Irishman with a basic but solid profile.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  26. SweetPeat scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    That was my "Daily Dram" so far. Uncomplicated, light and tasty, perfect for the summer or if you do not feel like an extensive tasting. You can also offer beginners, just nice made. For the experienced connoisseur certainly a bit boring, but he does what he should. And I do not have to say anything for the price.
    • Nose
      fresh apple, vanilla, toasted wood, malt, very slightly spicy
    • Taste
      Malty, sweet, toast, vanilla, apple, almonds, tender oak
    • Finish
      medium (4/10), malty with light roasted aromas

  27. Adamos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    vary nice Irish Whiskey, We can say that it's blendet malt as it's made from barley suggar and barley grains at the same time. 

    Nice and sweet fruits and vanilla with chilli hints

    well done Eire!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      79 79

  28. Adamos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      apples and pears, nice typical Irish whiksey
    • Taste
      sweet vanilla, fruits apples and pears, bit of carmel, orange burnt peel, hint of smoke
    • Finish
      not to long, but still great typical pot still Irish Whiskey

  29. coldsun scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Flavor is fruity (apple) with notes of honey, vanilla, citric, ginger and malt behind of them. Taste is typical for pure pot still whisky. Taste has notes of apples, caramel, ginger and malt and hot spices which is the reason why this whisky tastes like much more then 40% (and it is not what I like). Finish is very warming because of that and not so long.

  30. peatbogger scored this whisky 75 points Specialist

    Thanks to karloff for this addition to diversity.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      70 70

  31. peatbogger scored this whisky 75 points Specialist

    Certainly different, Too many bananas up the nose and too much ginger up the end for me.

    An after dinner sip would be OK, but I couldn't see myself holding on to this into the late hours.
    • Nose
      In your face bananas... very ripe bananas.

      Copper, oxidized and heated.

      Peel the bananas and there's a few other tropical fruits underneath, mango comes to mind but it got an artificial edge to it.

      Sweet with a light zesty note.
    • Taste
      Initially a short piece of banana carry over from the nose, very short.

      Oily and spicy, cinnamon and ginger.

      Upfront spice make it feel hotter than 40 but it calms quickly.

      As it calms it goes kind of into sour ginger beer.
    • Finish
      Short and fast fading, maybe by exception of some watery ginger notes.

  32. karloff scored this whisky 79 points Specialist

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      70 70

  33. karloff scored this whisky 79 points Specialist

    I could see why people would like this, even love it. Everything is there but it's not to my tastes. It was something different i will give it that and i am glad i bought it. definitely worth the money.
    • Nose
      Banana, ripe banana, cinnamon, cornflakes, cinder toffee and a little bit of bubble gum in there and quite a mixed bag of fruit.
    • Taste
      Orange peel,ginger and cinnamon, lots of cinnamon. It also has a metallic mouthfeel with a bit of stewed green veg. This tastes a lot stronger than 40%. There is also some spices in there.
    • Finish
      The flavours are full on put they fade out fast with a disappointing finish.

  34. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Truly excellent. The pure pot still style shines in this whiskey, even though there's also some malt whiskey in here. Immensely enjoyable... and it is crazy affordable.
    • Nose
      Supremely sweet and fruity, with flashes of stewed apple, honey and vanilla, as well as cotton candy and peach gummies. Behind all that is a thin malty veneer.
    • Taste
      A recognizable base of pure pot still whiskey. Subtle ginger, touches of oak, a whiff of menthol and diesel oil. Some green apple as well, but now also a hint of caramel. Surprisingly full-bodied at 40 percent abv.
    • Finish
      Hint of pepper, with a fruity/grassy ending. Medium in length.

  35. zinaf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is just excellent whiskey and that is without even considering the price.
    I think I will start seriously drinking Irish whiskey now.
    • Nose
      Ripe banana, vanilla and toffee, butter. I get this "rusty" typical Irish whiskey note. The austere Irish note and the fruits are shifting all the time.
      Some citrus note.
      There is some sort of tropical fruitiness even. Some waxy note as well
      Absolutely lovely nose.
      Water: right away brings forth the fruitiness;
      time - fruit salad but swirl the glass and becomes grassy with some camphor or eucalyptus; Some old cellar/mouldy note; Nutty
    • Taste
      sweet arrival, a bit of sour flavours and some gigner. Soft vanilla cream, pears,
      Very thick and oily for this strength.
      Water: strengthens the sour/acidy notes, soaked almonds and vanilla sweetness. Keeps on changing
    • Finish
      long and very soft finish, some pepper, and woodiness, then sweetness

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