• Danny Joyce | Editor

Walsh Whiskey Releases The Irishman Vintage Cask 2022

Walsh Whiskey has released the 2022 vintage of The Irishman Vintage Cask, a rare cask strength Irish whiskey expression. This year’s vintage is limited to 6,100 bottles worldwide, with 1,200 bottles (750 ml) assigned to the United States and 4,900 bottles (700 ml) for the Rest of the World.  


The 2022 vintage is the 14th release since 2008, when it became the first triple-distilled Cask Strength Irish whiskey released in over half a century.

The Irishman 2022 Vintage Cask is a renowned blend of triple distilled aged Single Malt and aged Single Pot Still whiskey. The exceptional casks used for this annual vintage are hand-selected by The Irishman’s founder Bernard Walsh. There’s a new limited release every year, so you’ll never experience the same whiskey twice. The 2022 vintage is non chill-filtered and bottled at 54.9% ABV. The recommended retail price is €130/ US$140. Describing the 14th edition of The Irishman Vintage Cask, Bernard Walsh said:


The Irishman Cask Strength series is an annual celebration of one of Irish Whiskey’s greatest traditions. A revival, brought back by The Irishman in 2008, that helps to showcase a style of whiskey from the heart of Irish whiskey’s golden era. The 2022 vintage of The Irishman Vintage Cask  is a whiskey full of true strength of character, fortitude, depth and body, but with a surprising mellowness that ripples on the tongue.” The Irishman Vintage Cask 2022 is available in Travel Retail and selected countries globally, and now comes in a stunning double-doored presentation case.

The full range of The Irishman super-premium whiskeys is now available in the redesigned packaging, which was announced earlier this year. The new livery has been extended to The Irishman - Caribbean Cask Finish, The Irishman 12-Year-Old Single Malt and The Irishman 17-Year-Old Single Malt, alongside The Irishman - Vintage Cask 2022. The new branding first appeared on The Irishman - The Harvest and The Irishman - Single Malt, which were launched in early February.

Tasting Notes to the 2022/14th Edition of The Irishman Vintage Cask Nose: Green fruits: apple and pear; decadent spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Taste: Sweet apple blossom, wild honeycomb and nutty spice. Finish: Walnut, chocolate and toasted oak.

Stockists and distributors of The Irishman internationally can be identified through the new search function on the Walsh Whiskey website - Buy | Writers' Tears | The Irishman Premium Irish Whiskeys.


Slán go fóill,

Danny