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Walsh Whiskey Distillery, producer of The Irishman and Writers’ Tears premium and super-premium Irish whiskeys, has announced the expansion of its distribution network with the appointment of distribution partners in Taiwan and New Zealand. It brings to 45, the number of countries where The Irishman and Writers’ Tears are available globally.

Taiwan: The aptly named 99 Bottles is the exclusive distributor of Walsh Whiskey Distillery’s portfolio including the very limited editions of The Irishman (17 Year Old and Cask Strength 2017) and Writers’ Tears (Cask Strength 2017).

The appointment of 99 Bottles marks Walsh Whiskey Distillery’s entry to the 24 million strong Taiwanese market. Based in Taichung, 99 Bottles is an importer and wholesaler specialising in exclusive single cask bottlings.

Announcing the partnership in Taiwan, 99 Bottles Co-founder & Director of Imports, Amanda Wammer, said: “The Irish are known for their heady Single Pot Still Whiskeys.  We are super-excited to include The Irishman and Writers’ Tears, two premium handcrafted Irish whiskeys, in our portfolio. This is the fortuitous result of a focused treasure hunt at Prowein this March, making perfect additions to our portfolio which allow us to provide even more options for our wide-ranging whisky fans in the Taiwanese market.”

New Zealand : In New Zealand, Walsh Whiskey Distillery has appointed Eurovintage (trading as Thirsty Camel ) as the exclusive distributor of its The Irishman and Writers’ Tears portfolios.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with the Walsh Distillery in New Zealand and welcome The Irishman and Writers Tears into the Eurovintage portfolio,” said Titch Hay, Thirsty Camel, Director. “We have continued to focus on premium spirit and Liqueur brands and we are privileged to strengthen our portfolio with these international brands. We look forward to launching The Irishman and Writers’ Tears portfolios in the New Zealand market.”

Walsh Whiskey Distillery’s Senior Global Sales Manager, Shane Fitzharris, said: “We are delighted to be working with Eurovintage and 99 Bottles. New Zealand and Taiwan expand our presence in the Asia-Pacific region which includes Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia”.