Walsh Whiskey, which is behind 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.
The Irishman 2023 Vintage Cask is the 15th annual release since 2008, when it became the first triple-distilled cask strength Irish whiskey released in over half a century. It is a combination of triple-distilled aged Single Malt and aged Single Pot Still whiskey. It is matured in American oak ex-Bourbon barrels, is non-chill-filtered and bottled at 55.3% abv.