Walsh Whiskey Releases 13th Edition Of The Irishman Vintage Cask

By Gary Carter / May 30, 2021

Walsh Whiskey recently unveiled the 2021 version of an annual edition of a rare cask strength Irish whiskey expression called The Irishman Vintage Cask.

Limited to 3,000 bottles worldwide, with 750 bottles ((25.4 U.S. Fl. Oz./ 750 ml) going to the U.S., the 2021 vintage is the 13th release since 2008, when it became what’s said to be the first triple-distilled cask strength Irish whiskey released in more than 50 years.

The Irishman Vintage Cask is a marriage of aged single malt and aged single pot still whiskey, matured in first-fill bourbon casks, non chill-filtered and bottled at 109.6 proof. It has a suggested retail price of $140 USD.

The Irishman Vintage Cask 2021

The Irishman Vintage Cask 2021 (image via Walsh Whiskey)

Bernard Walsh, founder of Walsh Whiskey, described the 13th edition of The Irishman Vintage Cask, saying in a prepared statement, “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.

Each bottle of The Irishman Vintage Cask 2021 is presented in a fine wooden cask, uniquely numbered, with a dated certificate signed by Walsh, the whiskey’s creator. It 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.

Established in 1999 by husband and wife, Bernard and Rosemary Walsh, Walsh Whiskey produces Irish whiskeys – Writers’ Tears and The Irishman.  Official tasting notes for this whiskey are below.

  • 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.

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