Irish By Nino Kilgore-Marchetti / September 19, 2019 Walsh Whiskey is one of a number of smaller Irish whiskey brands competing for market share in the United States, among other markets. They are known primarily for the Writers’ Tears and The Irishman labels, and it is from this latter they’ve introduced the 2019 edition of The Irishman Vintage Cask. The Irishman Vintage Cask 2019, according to those behind it, is said to be a rare, cask strength Irish Whiskey offering that’s been bottled at 54% ABV. It is described as being a blend of single pot still and single malt whiskeys, matured in first-bill bourbon casks, that is non-chill filtered and presented in an elegant wooden cask, with a dated certificate personalized by the company’s co-founder and managing director Bernard Walsh. “We are fortunate that our annual Vintage Cask releases are keenly pursued and are seen as collector’s items so, with just 2,346 bottles across seven countries, they will prized-possessions for whomever secures one,” said Walsh in a prepared statement. The Irishman Vintage Cask 2019 (image via Walsh Whiskey) As it stands now plans call for this whiskey to be available on a very limited basis in just 7 countries including Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Great Britain & Northern Ireland and the USA. It will price around $140, and you’ll find some official tastings below. It should be noted as well this is the the 11th release of this expression since 2008, when it was said to be the first triple-distilled cask strength Irish whiskey released in over half a century. Nose: Notes of cinnamon, clove and sweet vanilla blossom. Taste: Milk chocolate, crème caramel, medley of summer fruits and cracked black pepper. Finish: A long and satisfying finish.