WALSH Whiskey Distillery took home an impressive medal haul at the Irish Whiskey Awards last week, winning a total of four golds for its premium whiskeys, The Irishman and Writers’ Tears.
The Irishman premium Irish whiskey range took home three gold medals in total, while Writers’ Tears added a further one to the Walsh Whiskey Distillery tally.
“We are honoured to have won not one but four awards and are incredibly proud that the standard of our whiskeys was recognised across all categories,” said Bernard Walsh, managing director of Walsh Whiskey Distillery.
“The Irish whiskey category is at a really exciting stage of growth. There is a huge variety of innovation happening at the moment, so competition for these awards was incredibly high,” he added.
The Irishman Founder’s Reserve, a unique blend of aged single-pot still and aged single-malt Irish whiskeys, was awarded gold in the Irish Blended Whiskey category (priced at less than €60). The newly-released Irishman Founder’s Reserve Marsala Cask Finish, the first in the Founder’s Reserve Cask series, took home gold in its category.
The Irishman 17-year-old single malt, a distinctive single-malt aged in first-fill Oloroso sherry butts, claimed gold in the Single Malt Whiskey (13 years and older) category, while Writers’ Tears Cask Strength 2017 was recognised with a gold medal in the Irish Cask Strength Whiskey category, just hours after it was officially launched to market.
The annual event, hosted by the Celtic Whiskey Shop, is now in its fifth year and raises much-needed funds for Mary’s Meals, which helps to feed children in impoverished areas of the world.