The Irishman 17 Year Old

Irish Whiskey from Walsh Whiskey

Walsh Whiskey, creators of the Irishman and Writers' Tears brands, was founded in Co Carlow in 1999 by husband-and-wife team, Bernard and Rosemary Walsh. The company’s brands are sold in over 50 countries.

In 2019 the firm announced the end of its partnership with Illva Sarrono, the Italian drinks company, which had invested in Walsh Whiskey in 2013, with a new distillery opening in Carlow in 2016. In 2021 Amber Beverage Group acquired the firm, with Mr. Walsh remaining as managing director.

In October 2023 Amber announced plans for a new distillery that will produce Walsh Whiskey’s two flagship Irish whiskey brands: Writers’ Tears and The Irishman. The new facility will be located on an 18th-century site by the River Barrow in Dunleckney, County Carlow.

The Irishman 17 Year Old is matured in a first-fill Oloroso sherry cask with only three casks produced each year and each bottle numbered by cask.

This single malt is triple distilled, non-chill filtered and bottled at 54% ABV.