For Writers' Tears Double Oak, the Walsh Whiskey Distillery took two Irish Whiskies, one Single Malt and the other Single Pot-Still. Both are 100% barley, triple distilled, and non-chill-filtered. They aged one in American ex-Bourbon casks and the other aged in French ex-Cognac casks using Limousin oak and blended them together.
The French casks came from the Legaret Family estate — makers of DEAU Cognac — and bring tannins and fruit notes. The American casks deliver vanilla and oakier flavors. The resulting elixir is bottled at a perfect 46% ABV.