Inspired by the ‘golden era’ of whiskey in Ireland, where great writers such as Oscar Wilde and James Joyce would take refuge in their local public house, Writers Tears is a unique triple-distilled, non-peated whiskey, matured and aged in American Oak bourbon casks. Each serve boasts flashes of apple with hints of vanilla and oak and is gently spiced with ginger and butterscotch.
£33.99, Master of Malt at masterofmalt.com
Known worldwide for its incredibly smooth flavour, Tullamore D.E.W is triple distilled and a blend of all three types of Irish whiskey – grain, malt and pot still. The sweet softness of grain whiskey, spice from the pot still and fruitiness of the malt create a uniqueness of flavour that makes Tullamore D.E.W a standout whiskey.
£20, Sainsbury's at sainsburys.co.uk
Upon its release, this whiskey won double gold at The World Spirits Competition in San Francisco. A lovely, light and drinkable whiskey, it's also complex with a depth of flavour beyond its years. American oak Bourbon barrels bring sweet honey and smooth vanilla notes, laying down the foundations of the flavours. Spanish oak Oloroso barrels layer on dried fruit, and nutty flavours.
£33.45, Master of Malt at masterofmalt.com