Paragon Brands adds Walsh Whiskey Distillery to its portfolio
Paragon Brands has signed an agreement with Irish distillers Walsh Whiskey Distillery to distribute its portfolio of whiskeys within the UK.
The Walsh Whiskey range includes: Writer’s tears, a triple-distilled, non-peated and matured whiskey aged in American oak bourbon casks; The Irishman–Single Malt, which is triple-distilled and aged in oak bourbon and Olorosso Sherry Casks, and is limited to a maximum of 6,000 bottles per batch; The Irishman–Founder’s Reserve, described as ‘the only Irish whiskey to contain 100% whiskey distillates from the copper pot still and 0% grain or column still whiskey"; and The Irishman Single Malt, 12 and 17-year aged whiskeys.
John Kelley, international director of Walsh Whiskey Distillery, said: “We are really excited to begin a new chapter in the development of our small batch craft Walsh Whiskeys in the UK through our partnership with Paragon Brands.”
Chris Jones, md of Paragon Brands, said: “With Irish Whiskey set to become the next big growth category in international spirits, Walsh is perfectly placed to meet the demand for high quality Irish single pot and single malt whiskeys.
“Both Paragon and Walsh share a passion for driving premium craft spirits and the quality of whiskey produced at the Walsh Whiskey Distillery in south east Ireland is exceptional.”
Walsh Whiskey Distillery is a joint venture between Bernard Walsh and Illva Saronno of Italy, makers of Amaretto di Saronno Liqueur. Writer’s Tears is currently on sale in the UK through Marks & Spencer.