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Writers Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey

(70cl, 40%)

Writers Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey

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Writers Tears Copper Pot Bottling Note

Writers Tears is a light, sweet Irish whiskey made using a mix of single pot still and single malt whiskeys, resulting in oodles of honey'd, fruity notes. Wonderfully easy to drink, it would make for a great introduction to Irish whiskey for folks new to the spirit. No writers were harmed in the making of this whiskey.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Soft and sweet with thick honey spread on granary toast. Hints of citrus peels.

Palate: Honey develops on the palate. Mellow notes of vanilla and golden malt. Green apple skin, caramel and a hint of oak.

Finish: Warming, sweet and long.

Overall: Very yummy Irish whiskey indeed.

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Writers Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey Reviews


This is quite disappointing. The only nose I could get was alcohol. The taste is OK but just OK and certainly not worth the price tag. I would say there are better blended whiskeys than this.

29th November 2020


Love it! Smooth, malty taste! Not harsh like some whiskey.

29th October 2020

Something worth a tasting

Started getting this as a birthday present many years ago to sit in with my copious collection of Highland and Speyside malts. Thoroughly enjoying the taste of my Irish addition.

20th September 2020

Krokant is delicious

After an exhausting pooling adventure with tropical temperatures, this whiskey made us forget all of our sweaty endeavours whilst sending us into a honey-based heaven. Truly remarkable in its easiness.

19th September 2020

Smooth, sweet, easy drinker

As someone who doesn't like to set my Whisky foot outside of Speyside too often, I only tried this as it was a freebie, believe it or not, with a Drinks club I joined. Not ashamed to say it absolutely lovely and proof that there is life outside of Speyside... Just don't leave too often 😀

29th July 2020

Don’t read anymore reviews go and buy it

New in this whisky world but I know what I like and this is it. Highly recommend to anyone trying to enjoy a glass or two

2nd May 2020

Wonderful sipping whiskey

At 63 and having sampled many whiskey’s from both Ireland and Scotland this is my absolute favourite, mellow and sweet. Am I alone in detecting a very slight hint of liquorice on the nose. Very drinkable sipping whiskey.

28th March 2020

Well worth the price

The taste explodes on your tongue and then quickly settles into a mellow, buttery, wonderful whiskey. Extremely drinkable.

17th March 2020

Give it a try, you'll be grateful you did.

Very nice whiskey indeed. Tried with friends and it was unanimous just how good it was.
Very well priced indeed.

6th September 2019

First rate

First time drinking this whiskey. Very surprised how good it was. Will drink again that is truly the test

29th August 2019

Easy Drinking

A delicious whiskey, smooth but full-bodied. Wonderful finish. If only it would be more readily available in the US.

20th August 2019

Very morish

Love this whiskey... as an Irishman I hate when people say smooth about whiskies in general. It's so easy to say that, dig deeper and explore more. Irish Whiskey is on the rise again

14th June 2019

Very well done, Money well spent. No hint of the last sip every time makes it very easy drinking and you enjoy the range of the product every sip.

Very well done, Money well spent. No hint of the last sip every time makes it very easy drinking and you enjoy the range of the product every sip.

12th June 2019

Great smooth Irish Whiskey.

Lovely buttery smooth Irish Whiskey. Gentle notes on the nose, vanilla buttery taste finishing with raisins.

18th May 2019

Irish treat

Great fan of Islay and othervwest coast malts, new to Writers Tears, offered to me by my Irish son in law. Nose isn’t anything special, but belies the complexity and flavour of the malt. Lovely vanilla and some floral notes, sweet finish. I’ll be looking to buy some of this soon.

5th May 2019

Great value and great taste AND great name too!

What a treasure! Love red breast 12 year single pot but hard to get regularly and price is tough! Enter writer' tears! Wonderful! Our new favorite- light But flavorful - very tasty and aromatic - I hate to recommend because it will be harder for us to get!

27th April 2019

Easy drinking delicious whiskey! New favourite!

Don’t understand the negative reviews saying this is harsh. For me it’s as smooth as silk and deliciously sweet with golden honey flavour, notes of vanilla and a touch of cinnamon spice. I’ve been drinking many varieties of whiskey and bourbon. This was an immediate hit for me and will be a regular staple as an easy drinking after dinner whiskey! Cheers!

9th April 2019

New favorite

Been drinking Irish whiskey for about 3 years now and still consider myself a novice. Previous favorites have been Glendalough and Teeling. A friend bought me a bottle of WT for my birthday and all I can say is Hello! New favorite! Easy on the palate, a touch of sweet honey, smooth going down. I will be drinking a lot of this whiskey this year.

21st February 2019

Awful tasting whisky to avoid

Awful whiskey.

31st December 2018


Best of irish at all

24th December 2018

Not what I had from Ireland! Beware!

A friend brought back a bottle from Ireland to try. It was wonderful and had this smooth butterscotch note to it and I stated looking for it because it was so good. Finally found it and bought 2 bottles since that was all they had. Just opened it up and it is just harsh. No notes of anything but alcohol. It was harsh and just burned like it was 198 Everclear. I am not sure if they are exporting the crap to the US and keeping the good stuff in Ireland but I was totally ripped off on a bait and switch. The only thing this might be good for is making a whisky sauce or something.

9th December 2018

My new go to

I got this from my beautiful wife for a birthday present and it has become my go to drink for relaxing with a book. Tasty. Plus we were both surprised when we saw Phil from the Netflix show Somebody fill Phil drinking it when he was in Ireland.

22nd October 2018

What a Find!

Must be honest, wasn’t familiar with Tears until a friend gave me a bottle recently. Wow! Loved it, great taste and SO drinkable! Finished it that afternoon and (probably shouldn’t have but) drove into town to buy another! What a find!

24th June 2018

Go to whiskey

Fairly new to Irish whiskeys, but what I’ve tasted so far this my go to whiskey. I received a bottle for a Christmas gift and was absolutely pleased with the smooth taste. I drink/ sip it with a splash of water.

22nd April 2018

Your classic weekday sipping Whiskey

This fairly inexpensive Pot Still offers a delightful finish and boasts plenty of citrus hints on the nose. It's a great casual workday sipping whiskey, not too strong nor too high in %.
(Protip - I prefer this with a dash of water)

26th March 2018

Favourite Irish Whisky - so far

As far as Irish whiskies go, this one is the one I like most so far. Price is OK, so there is a bottle of Writer's Tears in the cabinet!

14th March 2018

Smooth whiskey with a buttery taste and mouthfeel that make it a delight to sip.

I've always been a fan of Irish whiskey and this is my new favorite. It's the smoothest whiskey I've tasted with a buttery taste and mouthfeel that make it a delight to sip. This is my new go-to drink.

26th February 2018

Price vs value is Excellent

After seeing "Not my style" rate this as a paltry 3/5 then compares it to 25yo Coal Ila I had to leave a review. For $50 CDN this is a great Whiskey AT THIS PRICE. Yes Redbreast 21 and Yellow Spot will blow it out of the water but for the price it is great. Simple not pretentious, a little fruit and spice, and solid vanilla throughout nosing and finish, easy to sip neat with a drop of water or over ice for the beginner and you are laughing. Solid 4/5.

1st February 2018

My new fav - uncontested

I haven't touched my Jameson in weeks. This stuff is incredible. Uber smooth.

14th January 2018

The best!

Absolutely stellar whskey!! Finest liquid to have passed my lips ever....

7th January 2018

Not to be missed, not to be dismissed. A real find & surprise!

The initial sip hits with a sharpness that recalls harsher Scotch blends but within a few seconds the mellow, smooth texture takes over. Every imbibing after that is silkier than a hand-maidens undies. And mine!

2nd January 2018


My go too Irish Whiskey.

1st December 2017

Ultra Smooth

Just returned to US from Ireland last night. Best Whiskey I tasted and brought home!

22nd October 2017

No expert, but know what I like.Tasty!

Warm buzz

7th October 2017

Can't get better for under £30!

A firm favourite of mine, im a huge fan of Irish Whiskey, had 3 bottles of 'Tears and must mention that the Redhead special edition is even better! Happy drinking.

31st August 2017

An absolute delight!! Great value!

One of the smoothest of whiskeys. Tasting notes as read all easily apply.

4th August 2017

I agree this Irish whisky would be a good "starter" for a first time Irish whisky drinker.

Nice taste of fruit and honey, but it does not overpower the flavor.

18th July 2017


This is true to the spirit of whiskey! You can actually feel it warm your heart

8th July 2017

Enjoyed this whiskey!

Lovely nose. I get hints of green apple as well honey on the palate. Very nice. Will visit Walsh Distillery next visit to Ireland.

9th June 2017

Tears of joy.

A lovely whiskey. I also purchased the Writers Tears Red Head.
Only problem is, is it worth paying another £10 for the Powers Johns Lane !

I'm thinking yes it is.

13th April 2017

Very nice Irish whiskey.

Truly enjoyable, on the nose and tongue

26th February 2017

What I hope Santa brings every year

I bought it the first time for the name. I buy it now for the taste.

It should be shared, but it is difficult not to horde.

And while I used to ask for world peace at Christmas time, I now tell friends and family "If you can't give me world peace, then give me Writers Tears."

25th January 2017

Keeps u warm on snowy night

Canuck with Irish in the DNA is very happy with this whiskey in the igloo!
I hope it lasts!
Will need to snowshoe for more!

1st January 2017


Got this as a pressie for xmas. First time I've tasted this particular brand but it won't be the last.

30th December 2016

No tears here!

Stepping off a plane at 7;00am and walking through the airport I was approached by a lady offering samples of this lovely whiskey. I ended up buying a bottle and added it to my whiskey experience through Ireland. Good stuff indeed.

17th December 2016


Bought a bottle from M&S when on offer a while back - My first try of a single pot 'style' and was very impressed. Lots of honey, but the thick, good quality kind. Slight touch of fruit and spice, malty and a surprisingly long finish. A sweet whiskey but not sickly or syrupy; good mouth-feel too. Not often I finish a bottle of whisky in under a month as I have a few on the go but this was hard to put down.

3rd December 2016


Not to everyone's taste, but I love it. Really, really different. And awesome value.

27th November 2016

Love it

Best irishy whiskey

12th November 2016

Not my style

I was gonna give it a lower rating, but is not my deal so i'll cut it some slack and make a more general rating.
Still, I don't think of this as a great, wonderful whisky. It's interesting, and it's cheap. Some apple notes, white chocolate, like, unsweetened cocoa butter, some doughy notes, lots of vanilla. It almost reminds me of apfelstrudel, but without the cinnamon. So like I'm saying, interesting, not my style, but having this in a collection next to whisky's like granheath 42yo xop, caol ila 25yo, even the cheap aberlour a'bunadh batch 55 and so many others just, to me, leave this WT's far behind. Again, this is my opinion, and I do not mean this isn't worth a try, nor do I mean to say this isn't a good whisky on itself.

9th November 2016

Love it


5th November 2016

Very nice Pot Still example

I am a Midleton Rare fan and found this to be a cheaper replacement for my Pot Still cravings. Sweet and light. Enjoy.

9th October 2016

Damn good whiskey

If whiskey don't kill me I'll live till I die

21st September 2016

A canuck but still irish

Wow it's good, no great, no maybe just wonderful. In themouth it is a blessing and the lingering touch heaven

1st September 2016

Writers Tears

Great value for the dollar Irish Whiskey! Very smooth.

12th August 2016

Makes a great Manhattan

Our waitress explained that my typical Manhattan whiskey was not available, but they served Writer's Tears & the patrons love it. I tried it & it made a superb Manhattan.

12th June 2016

Smooth as a summer rain in the emerald isle.

One of the smoothest whiskies I have ever enjoyed. Simple, uncomplicated, delicate and still very rewarding. An outstanding value and my whisky of choice for an everyday dram.

22nd April 2016


Received a sample of this and I'm searching frantically for a bottle. To date the best I've had. I know that better is out there but for now I'm happy with this.

17th March 2016

Mild and mellow

A mild and mellow sip that isn't too overpowering but still delivers with nice notes of caramel and a hint of unrobe mango.

14th March 2016


Delicious warming smooth whiskey reminds me of a more expensive green spot or redbreast. Can't wait to try another one and a great price

12th March 2016

half belfast

Sweet and honeyed as other reviewers say, and nothing disagreeable. Burn mellows out with a few drops of water. But a bit thin. Wanted more depth, spice, earth, something with character and eccentricity. Particularly with such a great name.

1st March 2016

Beyond my expectations

I had never heard of the Writer's Tears brand but I had some time at Shannon Aiport so I thought I'd taste a few as there was a samplingof 8 or so. I was first drawn in by it's beautuful golden colour but completely swept away and kept in by the taste. I wasn't expecting great things honestly as it was in such a lower price range compared to what it was being tasted with and I hadn't heard of it but I was very pleasently surprised. Now I only wish I brought back two bottles!

22nd January 2016


One of the best at the price level under 50€

9th January 2016

Spider is right!

My actual rating 4.5 / 5.0

Bought this based on blog post extolling the virtues of this dram. I have to say, it is heavenly. Incredibly smooth with moderate amounts of warmth and incredibly smooth. The only con for this bottle is the shipping costs to the US. Otherwise, one of the best bottles - bar none - that I have tasted.

Would be happy to drink this all day. Highly recommended.

29th December 2015

Inoffensively inoffensive

This isn't unpleasant but like so many spirits for sale today it clearly has not benefitted from refill casks.
There is altogether too much whisky for sale that tastes of nothing much and smells of nothing much. This is one of them.

26th December 2015


I drink a lot of Scottish Whisky after trying Writers Tears it has gone to the top of the list for me.

22nd December 2015

Love it

I am a Bushmills drinker but I tried this cause a friend bought me a bottle for my birthday. I think I will be buying more claiming writers block. Perhaps I will turn into a Brendan Behan.

5th December 2015

Macallam 25

Had 25E in my pocket as I was leaving Ireland after a 2 week golf trip. Bought a bottle at the Dublin Airport. What a surprise. Being a confirmed scotch drinker, Writers Tears is my new drink of choice. To bad it's not available in the U.S, but I'm only 30 minutes from Canada, so I' m making regular trips to pick a case for myself and friends. We love it.. Wish it was available here. Not going to spend $700 Macallam anymore.

28th October 2015

Hands down. The best whiskey on the planet

I received a bottle from a friend who visited your beautiful country. I enjoy Michter's rye when I can find it, but I am a bourbon drinker. I am no longer a bourbon drinker... This is the BEST brown liquor that exists. There is no hyperbole here. Smooth as silk, balanced, sweet lingering finish. A whisper of oak. And the cleanest finish of any I've tasted. Worth every nickel. Well Done!!

28th May 2015

Exploring the Iceberg

As an unfamous, not infamous, author since 2005, I find Authors Tears and aligning blend to my sweet charm, my own authors tears still smoothly sailing along on whiskey bay. Like the name of one of my books, Exploring the Iceberg, tasting Authors Teas is exploring the iceberg with its multi levels of enjoyment. Humpty Dumpty: After the Fall would rather enjoy it on his palate of yolk, or perhaps choice ...

26th March 2015

Unbelieveable! I'm cryin' for more

This deserves a perfect 10! As someone who is new to the whiskey/whisky scene, this is super-smooth, light, perfumed, and now a cherished drink. It tastes far, far more expensive. :)

3rd March 2015


£28 at the minute at M&S and worth every penny! An amazing creamy potstill blend loads of toffee coconut on the nose with some spice in the taste highly recommended

1st March 2015


It may not be the most complex of blends but its as drinkable as it gets,my new everyday dram

8th January 2015


Excellent Irish whisky. Becoming my favorite. Pot still has such a beautiful profile it never disappoints. Become my daily dram. For the price an excellent buy

2nd December 2014

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