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Walsh Whiskey appoints new US distributor

Walsh Whiskey Distillery has named Disaronno International as the new distributor of its premium Irish whiskey brands in the US.

Walsh Whiskey Distillery has named Disaronno International as its new US distributor

From 1 July, Disaronno International will be responsible for the development and growth of The Irishman and Writers Tears, taking over from from Palm Bay International.

“We thank Palm Bay International for their role in representing The Irishman and Writers Tears over the last number of years,” said founder and managing director of Walsh Whiskey Distillery, Bernard Walsh. “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.”

Illva Saronno, producer of the Disaronno and Tia Maria liqueur brands, acquired a 50% stake in Walsh Whiskey Distillery in 2013, securing funds needed to build the site in County Carlow, Ireland.

Ray Stoughton, general manger of Disaronno International, added: “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.”

The Irishman portfolio comprises a range of five small-batch whiskeys: 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 Writers Tears portfolio consists of Writers Tears – Copper Pot; Writers Tears – Red Head; and Writers Tears – Cask Strength.

In February this year, Walsh Whiskey Distillery named Spirits Platform as the distributor of its Irish whiskey brand Writers Tears across Australia.

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