WRITERS' TEARS IRISH WHISKEY
The 19th century was a golden era for both Irish whiskey and great Irish novelists and poets: WB Yeats, Brendan Behan, James Yoyce, Oscar Wilde and many others. Many of these great writers, seeking inspiration, would take refuge in their local public house and watch the world go by while enjoying the comfort of their favourite whiskey.
At this time Irish whiskey barons were rebelling against the emergence of what they saw as inferior grain from “coffey stills”. The barons were protective of their Irish whiskey traditions with one whiskey blend held high above all others. Known as the “champagne of Irish whiskey” it was a master blend of pot still and malt whiskeys, both distilled in copper pots. The partnership between scribe and whiskey was to fade away as the barons battled the many ills of technology, trade and other wars…that is, until now.
Writers Tears is an award winning recreation of the fabled 19th century whiskey. A unique expression embedded in history between literature and whiskey. A blend of pot still and single malt whiskies to recreate the “champagne of Irish whiskey”.