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2012 Writers Tears Limited Edition Cask Strength Pot Still Irish Whiskey (700ml)
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- ABV 52%
The second limited edition release of Writers Tears Cask strength yielding just 1,800 bottles worldwide. The liquid is a blend of pot still and malt whiskeys, entirely matured in first-fill bourbon casks . Packaged in a timber wooden frame and decorative outer sleeve.
Other Reviews... ...more accent on the hard-guy/soft guy approach the two Pure Irish Pot Still and malt whisky styles evoke. Sometimes seems a rabble of whisky with the flavour and shapes never quite deciding where it wants to go. But the randomness of the style is also a strength as you are entertained from first to last…90.5 Points - Jim Murray Whisky Bible 2013
I found the first version at 40% absolutely excellent (WF 87) so I have deep hopes… Colour: gold. Nose: pure honey and fruit liqueurs. Imagine all the fruit liqueurs you know about, blend them ‘mentally’, add some honey and some vanilla cream and there, you have it. With water: I really like these notes of earth and even the minerality that comes out, all those are clear and obvious plusses. Mouth (neat): sure it’s bigger than the lighter version (bravo, Serge!) but it’s also more citrusy, it seems. But other than that, it’s all on the expected pineapples, coconuts, bananas and marshmallows. With water: a lot of saponification happening, you have to wait for a good fifteen minutes. But then it keeps going on herbs and earth and peelings. Finish: quite long, grassier. Comments: so it’s not one that’s fully on fruits. I’d say quality is similar to that of the 40% version. SGP:551 - 87 points. - Serge Valentin - www.whiskyfun.com