Cocktail Time: Writer’s Tears Irish Whiskey

Writers Tears Irish Whiskey

Since March is just a few days away – and St. Patrick’s Day will be upon us, I wanted to give you enough time to discover Writer’s Tears Irish Whiskey.

It’ll be two years this September since my husband Chris and I visited Ireland.  It was an amazing visit and we look forward to returning.  Among our most favorite memories was whiskey tasting.  We did our best to try several at many Irish pubs.  I must admit, before going there, the only Irish Whiskeys I had ever sampled were Jameson and Bushmills.  And I thought they were just fine.  But, um – no.  There are so many that are far better.

Recently, while having lunch at an Irish joint here in Saratoga Springs – Harveys, Chris and I had an excellent meal accompanied by awesome beers.  I decided to cap off the meal with a Whiskey.  That’s when I discovered Writer’s Tears.  I was drawn to it by the name at first…hey, I’m a writer now.  Right?  And it hails from County Cork where my family originates in Ireland.  It was on the expensive side – but oh heck…why not?

While in Ireland, I learned that it’s important to breath through your mouth when tasting whiskey – it helps to lessen the burn that sometimes accompanies the first sip.  I carelessly neglected to do this when I drew my first taste of Writer’s Tears – and guess what?  No tears at all.  The first sip was as smooth as the last.

Writer’s Tears is a lighter whiskey, with both sweet and smoky undertones.  It’s a perfect ending to a meal, or just to slowly sip while enjoying the company of good friends or watching your favorite movie.  I’m not sure it’s exactly helpful for my writing, but I can continue to test that theory.

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