Walsh Whiskey


​Our family is dedicated to continuing to play a central role in the revival of Irish whiskey as one of the world’s most appreciated spirits. We are doing this through the recreation of some old recipes from the 19th century, Ireland’s golden era of whiskey distilling, and also through the introduction of innovative new expressions for new palettes in a new era.

We are passionate for both innovation and attention to detail. Detail in our choice of location for our distillery in an area blessed by the ingredients and climate to make world-class, premium whiskey. Detail in the creation of a distillery for distiller, visitor and whiskey-drinker alike – where manual operations reign supreme over machine so that innovative small batches can be crafted to perfection. We believe that our passion, innovation and attention-to-detail make a real difference to the enjoyment of people who choose our whiskeys and so they drive our family’s dream to create a legacy of whiskey excellence.

*From distillery website 20 July 2017


IWSA Notes:

  • Started with innovative brands created from whiskies sourced from IDL

  • Unique blends that included single pot still whiskey (previous undefined style)

  • In 2007, launched The Irishmen Founders Reserve, a blend of single malt (70%) and single pot still (30%)

  • In 2009, launched Writers' Tears, a blend of malt (60%) and pot still (40%) aged in bourbon casks

  • Company founded by Bernard Walsh

  • Formed partnership w/Italian company Illva Saronno to expand distribution

  • New distillery built on Royal Oak grounds in County Carlow, opening in 2016

  • Currently 650,000 case capacity

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