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Rugby Supporters Celebrate Japanese Finish to Irish Spirit as Writers’ Tears Turns Japanese

Worldwide Exclusive Release of 2 Casks for The Irish Whiskey Collection at The Loop - Dublin Airport & Cork International Airports in Ireland

Very limited release is a celebrated marriage of Single Malt & Single Pot Still Irish whiskeys finished in rare Mizunara Oak Casks at 55% ABV

Rugby Supporters Celebrate Japanese Finish to Irish Spirit as Writers’ Tears Turns Japanese

Ireland – 2, September 2019: The always “on-the-ball” Bernard Walsh, co-founder of Walsh Whiskey, has released Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Japanese Cask Finish Irish whiskeyin time for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. The new and very limited expression of his celebrated super-premium whiskey is a global Travel Retail exclusive in association with Aer Rianta International (ARI) for The Irish Whiskey Collection, and is only available at The Loop in Dublin Airport and at Cork International Airport.  

Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Japanese Cask Finish is a unique marriage of two premium Irish whiskeys – Single Malt and Single Pot Still finished to a cask strength ABV of 55%. It was first aged in American oak Bourbon barrels before being finished for nine months in two extremely rare Japanese Mizunara oak barrels which are known for complex notes of sandalwood, coconut, spice and Japanese incense. Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Japanese Cask Finish whiskey is priced at €100 (duty-paid) and €84 (duty-free) per bottle.  

Commenting on the release of an Irish whiskey with Japanese influence Bernard Walsh, co-founder and Managing Director of Walsh Whiskey, said: “We say of Writers’ Tears Copper Pot – ‘what’s rare is wonderful!’ but Mizunara oak casks are rarer still and the combination of the two together, at nothing less than cask strength, is a fitting tribute as our countries prepare to lock horns at the Rugby World Cup. Saikō no chīmu ga katsu yō ni – May the best team win!”  

ARI Liquor Buyer at The Loop Tracey Jordan said: “We are delighted to announce another global travel retail exclusive with Walsh Whiskey in The Loop, at Dublin and Cork airports. Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Japanese Cask Finish is a unique marriage of two premium Irish whiskeys, a fitting addition, ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan to our exceptional range of whiskeys. A rare collectable for any whiskey connoisseur or sports enthusiasts to add to their portfolio. 

Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Japanese Cask Finish Tasting Notes:

Nose – Flashes of green fruit with hints of vanilla and clove.

Taste – distinctive pot still base with exotic oriental notes of sandalwood, coconut spice and Japanese incense.

Finish – a truly special trip around the orient.

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