Ireland has a proud history of producing some the best writers in the English language, and some of the greatest whiskey in the industry. This whiskey seeks to combine these two traditions by creating a whiskey worthy of paying homage to Ireland’s great literary heroes. Writer’s Tears is a blend free from grain whisky entirely, using a mixture of 60% single malt and 40% unmalted barley distilled in a pot-still. This is a highly traditional Irish method, and was commonplace throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. The whiskey itself is of a classic Irish style, with shiny green apple notes, alongside flavours of ginger and sweet barley. Writer’s Tears certainly seemed to have connected with the whiskey writers, with Jim Murray rating it very highly, whilst Ian Buxton has featured it in his 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die.