GOLDEN ERA OF IRISH WHISKEY
19th and early 20th century Ireland was a golden era both for Irish whiskey and, perhaps coincidentally, for great Irish novelists, poets and playwrights. Ireland was then the leading whiskey producing nation in the world and the birthplace of literary giants of the era including writers such as George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Bram Stoker, to name but a few.
Many of these great writers, on occasion would take refuge in their local public house, where they could draw inspiration from their daily observations of life while enjoying the comfort of their favorite dram of whiskey.
CHAMPAGNE OF IRISH WHISKEY
At this time, one whiskey blend was 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. It was enjoyed by many of the great Irish writers of the day… of course less for its inspirational qualities than its full bodied, flavorsome taste and creamy texture! It was said that they enjoyed it so much, that when they cried their tears were of whiskey.
Walsh Whiskey’s Writers’ Tears Copper Pot is a critically acclaimed, award-winning recreation of that fabled 19th century style of whiskey. A truly unique expression that is embedded in history.
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A marriage of inspiration and art, Writers’ Tears is inspired by the golden era of Irish Whiskey, pot still distillation and its deep, lasting bond with creative thinkers and artists that defined Irish culture in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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