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Walsh Whiskey Releases the 2021/13th Edition of The Irishman Vintage Cask

Carlow, Ireland

Walsh Whiskey Releases the 2021/13th Edition of The Irishman Vintage Cask 

  • 13th Release of rare, super-premium cask strength (54.8% ABV) whiskey limited to just 3,000 bottles worldwide (750 bottles USA & -2,250 bottles RoW). 

Carlow, Ireland – 24 May 2021: Walsh Whiskey, has released the 2021 vintage of The Irishman Vintage Cask, a rare cask strength Irish whiskey expression. This year’s vintage is limited to 3,000 bottles worldwide, with 750 bottles (25.4 U.S. Fl. Oz./ 750 ml) assigned to the United States and 2,250 bottles (23.7 U.S. Fl. Oz./ 700 ml) for the Rest of the World.  The 2021 vintage is the 13th release since 2008, when it became the first triple-distilled Cask Strength Irish whiskey released in over half a century.  

The Irishman Vintage Cask is a unique marriage of Aged Single Malt & Aged Single Pot Still, matured in first-fill bourbon casks, non chill-filtered and bottled at 54.8% ABV. The recommended retail price is €130/ US$140. 

Describing the 13th edition of The Irishman Vintage CaskBernard Walsh said: “We have built a strong following for our Cask Strength vintages over the years, with many choosing to develop collections. The 2021 vintage has decadent notes of candied orange and cherries to the fore, while a subtle nuttiness builds slowly on the palate.

The Irishman Vintage Cask 2021 is available in Travel Retail and a selection of countries including the USA, Ireland, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Japan, Poland, Russia, the UK and select Travel Retail outlets.  

Each bottle is presented in an elegant wooden cask, uniquely numbered, and with a dated certificate signed by Bernard Walsh, the co-founder of Walsh Whiskey and creator of The Irishman

An additional 750 bottles were added to the non-US markets assignment after the first batch of 1,500 were bottled and labelled. The numbers of the extended run of bottles run from bottle number 1,501 to 2,250.

Stockists and distributors of Writers’ Tears internationally can be identified through the new search function on the  web-site – Buy | Writers’ Tears | The Irishman Premium Irish Whiskeys (

Tasting Notes to the 2021/13th Edition of The Irishman Vintage Cask 

Nose: Notes of candied orange and cherries.

Taste:  A subtle nuttiness builds slowly. Hints of clove and nutmeg.

Finish: Decadent. One to sip and savour.