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Walsh Whiskey Launches Its 2022 The Irishman Vintage Cask Whiskey

Walsh Whiskey, based in Carlow, Southwest of Dublin, Ireland, has among its offerings the Irish single malt focused The Irishman portfolio. Said to be a tip of the hat to Ireland’s so-called “Golden Era of Irish Whiskey” in the 19th century, the latest release to emerge from this line up is the 2022/14th edition of The Irishman Vintage Cask.

The 2022 The Irishman Vintage Cask, according to those behind it, is a global release of 6,100 bottles that consists of a blend of triple distilled, aged Irish single malt and single pot still whiskeys. The casks used for this annual vintage are hand-selected by The Irishman’s founder Bernard Walsh, with this year’s release being non-chill filtered and bottled at 54.9% ABV.

“The Irishman Cask Strength series is an annual celebration of one of Irish Whiskey’s greatest traditions,” said Walsh in a prepared statement. “A revival, brought back by The Irishman in 2008, that helps to showcase a style of whiskey from the heart of Irish whiskey’s golden era. The 2022 vintage of The Irishman Vintage Cask  is a whiskey full of true strength of character, fortitude, depth and body, but with a surprising mellowness that ripples on the tongue.”

2022 The Irishman Vintage Cask
2022 The Irishman Vintage Cask (image via Walsh Whiskey)

The Irishman Vintage Cask 2022 is available in Travel Retail and selected countries globally, and now comes in a double-doored presentation case. Pricing is set at US$140/ €130, and you’ll find official tasting notes below from the brand.

  • Nose: Green fruits: apple and pear; decadent spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
  • Taste: Sweet apple blossom, wild honeycomb and nutty spice.
  • Finish: Walnut, chocolate and toasted oak.

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