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.
Writers’ Tears Double Oak is the third core expression in the Writers’ Tears range which includes the Copper Pot and Cask Strength versions. This blend is a result of a collaboration between Walsh Whiskey and the Legaret family in Cognac, France, introducing French Oak Cognac casks from Allary Cooperage in France and combining them with American Oak casks. It is triple-distilled, non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV.