Scapa, Distillery Label, Gordon & McPhail 2005
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Writerṣ Tears” is a unique old Irish Pot still Whiskey. It is a vatting of Single Malt and Single Pot Still whiskeys. Distilled from 60% malt and 40% pot Still (No Grain). Writers Tears is triple distilled, non -peated and matured and aged in American Oak bourbon casks. A gold Medal winner at the International Spirits Challenge in London and one of the highest rated Irish Whiskeys in Jim Murrays Iconic “Whiskey Bible” “Altogether a very unusual Irish Whiskey , a throwback to the last century where spiced Pure Pot Still whiskey was married with Floral Single Malt” –Jim Murray . It has also been added to Ian Buxton’s publication “101 Whiskeys to try before you die.
The nose has flashes of apple with hints of vanilla and honey over a distinctively pot still base, Gently spiced with a burst of ginger and butterscotch with background notes of toasted oak, Long Elegant finish with subtle notes of milk chocolate and almonds.