- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Oloroso Sherry Casks
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 26 Aug 2016 8:35 am by holborndrinker
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83 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Writer's Tears Red Head
15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.26 points
- Smell: Sulfur has always been the primary factor that I don’t like sherry barrels, sober up, salted butter, haystacks, flower cakes, nuts (almonds, peanuts, etc.), beans, and dried apricots.
Taste: average sweetness, oaky, sulfur, nuts, expired jam, oak, yeast dough, malt, cinnamon, cocoa nibs
Overall: 79/100, I can take a break from the sherry bucket, not the kind of feeling I want. I think it is a very ordinary wine, still not irritating and mild, but Shirley's jam and candied fruit are not much, the sulfur is a bit obvious, and the barrel flavor is also a bit obvious. I don't recommend it anyway.
Sweet biscuits, vanilla and red berries
Sweet, some red berries, cream and pepper
Short and sweet
- light with a small tingle on the tongue.
Nothing special. Just ok
- Fruity and easy to drink.
Writers’ Tears is, as it clearly says on the label, ‘distilled, matured and bottled in bond for Walsh Whisky Distillery Ltd’. That means this is sourced whisky (produced near Cork, that’s all I’m saying). Logical, as the Walsh Whisky Distillery was only founded in 2016 by Bernard and Rosemary Walsh. This did this with the fortune they made with their famous Irishman, a blend created especially to make Irish Coffee (and later followed by Hot Irishman Irish Coffee liqueur). It will be a while yet before than can release their own distilled whisky.
Lots of honey and oranges on the nose, followed by juicy pear and cranberries. Very light and approachable. Aperitif.
It is much more outspoken on the palate and quite spicy! Red berries, vanilla and oranges are wrapped in a spicy jacket of toated oak, black pepper and nutmeg. It even becomes a tad sharp. Orange zest takes the lead.
The finish is warm – actually spicy hot – but fairly short. At the death the spices fade away to be replaced by bittersweet oranges.
This was quite alright. Much more spicy than anticipated, but very nice. Currently there are three different expressions of Writers’ Tears: Copper Pot Still, Red Head and the Cask Strength. When you consider that this bottle is less than 40 EUR, it’s fair to call this this bang for your buck.
- Not my cup of tea ...
Rose-Wein, Obst(schnaps), parfümiert;
Weinig, Obstkorb, Erdbeeren, cremig und weich;
Fruchtig, leichte Weinnote, eher kurz;