Walsh Whiskey Distillery has announced a new distribution partner for its premium whiskeys in the United States.

From the 1st of July, 2017, Disaronno International will be responsible for the development and growth of The Irishman and Writers’ Tears.

The Irishman portfolio comprises a range of five premium and super-premium, triple-distilled, small batch whiskeys made in the style of the golden age of Irish whiskey, the 19th century: The Irishman – Founder’s Reserve; The Irishman – Single Malt; The Irishman – 12 Year old Single Malt; The Irishman – 17 Year Old Single Cask Single Malt and The Irishman – Cask Strength.

The Irishman 12 Year Old

The Irishman 12 Year Old

The Writers’ Tears portfolio has three premium and super-premium, triple-distilled, small batch whiskeys: produced as a homage to the pantheon of great Irish writers and the 19th century styles of whiskey enjoyed by many of them. They are: Writers’ Tears – Copper Pot; Writers’ Tears – Red Head and Writers’ Tears – Cask Strength.

Writers' Tears

Writers’ Tears

“We thank Palm Bay International for their role in representing The Irishman and Writers’ Tears over the last number of years. As we gear-up for the increased supply of whiskeys from our distillery in Royal Oak, we are creating new synergies with our strategic partner Illva Saronno.”
– Bernard Walsh, Founder and Managing Director of Walsh Whiskey Distillery

Bernard Walsh

Bernard Walsh

“Having recently visited Walsh Whiskey Distillery on the idyllic Royal Oak estate in Ireland, all of us at Disaronno International are excited to be taking on The Irishman and Writers’ Tears portfolios and by the significant potential of these whiskeys in the years ahead.”
– Ray Stoughton, EVP/General Manager of Disaronno International

Established in 1999 by husband and wife, Bernard and Rosemary Walsh, and located in Ireland’s Ancient East region on the 18th century Royal Oak estate; Walsh Whiskey Distillery is a leading independent producer of super-premium and ultra-premium, triple-distilled, craft, Irish whiskeys – The Irishman and Writers’ Tears.

Set deep in the heart of barley-growing country, directly over the Barrow Valley Aquifer and framed by two hundred year old mighty oaks on the banks of the River Barrow, Royal Oak is the perfect place for creating exceptional quality whiskeys.

The distillery at Royal Oak is unique among independent distilleries in its capability to produce all three forms of Irish whiskey – pot still, malt and grain – from its two production lines featuring pot stills and column stills. It has the capacity to produce 650,000 cases (two and a half million litres of pure alcohol (LPA’s) or 8 million bottles) of whiskey annually.

Led by founder Bernard Walsh, and with a strong board of industry veterans, the company has built a portfolio of international award winning drinks brands. These include a range of eight Irish whiskeys under The Irishman and Writers’ Tears brands, the Hot Irishman Irish coffee and The Irishman – Irish Cream liqueur. Demand for the critically acclaimed The Irishman and Writers’ Tears brands currently exceeds available supply in the 40 countries they are distributed to worldwide.

Disaronno International is the US subsidiary of ILLVA s.P.a., the parent company of Disaronno, Tia Maria, Disaronno Riserva, Rabarbaro Zucca and Wines Corvo, Duca di Salaparuta & Florio. Disaronno International’s commitment to representing prestigious global brands that over-deliver on quality and value are supported by the US and International Teams.

Disaronno is a versatile spirit featuring an original taste and unmistakable aroma. The recipe, passed down from one generation to the next, dates back to 1525 and continues to be produced by the Reina Family in Saronno, Italy. Disaronno is “The World’s Favorite Italian Liqueur!”