Writers Tears Double Oak Whiskey
A blend of the two premium whiskey styles (Irish Single Malt and Single Pot Still) aged in two types of wood – American and French Oak. It's the result of a collaboration between the Walsh family in Ireland’s County Carlow and the Legaret family in Cognac, France. While American oak is now commonplace in whisky maturation, the use of French oak was widespread through the 17th and 18th centuries. This changed in the 19th century when the phylloxera blight of the 1860s hit French vineyards and the availability of old French oak wine casks dried up. More recently, affordable American oak (x Bourbon casks), combined by the surge in exports of Irish whiskey gave rise to a ménage of both French & American oak barrels being used. The combination gives a new twist to the whiskey's flavour profile.