Walsh Whiskey is the house of Writers’ Tears and The Irishman, a extra mainstream model that spans at the very least 8 expressions of Irish whiskey. In the present day we take a look at two of essentially the most extensively accessible bottlings, a conventional mix and a single malt. Each carry no age assertion. Let’s dig in.
The Irishman Founder’s Reserve Irish Whiskey – A vatting of triple-distilled 70% single malt and 30% single pot nonetheless (made with each malted and unmalted barley) whiskey. A basic expression of Irish, the nostril is flippantly doughy, with notes of butter cookies, gently toasted wooden, and a contact of honey. The palate retains issues rolling, difficult no expectations of observe, persevering with the theme of cereal and lightweight wooden notes — although with extra of that honey character evident right here — resulting in a clear and nice end. No complaints by any means right here, nor something sudden. 80 proof. B+ / $35 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]
The Irishman Single Malt Irish Whiskey – 100% triple-distilled single malt, aged in a mixture of bourbon and sherry casks. There’s plenty of acquainted DNA right here, however the sherry affect provides the whiskey a sharper citrus observe on the nostril that balances out the extra conventional cereal and honey character. The palate is far creamier than the comparatively thinner Founder’s Reserve, rounded, nutty, and virtually silky at instances, and whereas flavor-wise it’s not overwhelmingly complicated, there’s a mild citrus and slight chocolate observe that comes alongside later within the recreation. Pretty easy however extra expressive and immersive, it’s a stable improve value contemplating. 80 proof. A- / $50 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]