By Andy Young

The Walsh Whiskey Distillery has become the latest company to sign a distribution agreement with Spirits Platform.

Earlier this month Spirits Platform agreed a deal with the Edrington Group and last month added Bison Grass Vodka to its portfolio.

This latest agreement brings the full Walsh Whiskey Distillery portfolio in Australia into Spirits Platform, after The Irishman whiskey range has been distributed by the company since the middle of last year. 

Commenting on the consolidation of its portfolio with Spirits Platform, Walsh Whiskey Distillery Managing Director, Bernard Walsh, said: “Since launching The Irishman range last year, Spirits Platform has shown great passion and ambition to grow our presence in the Australian market and we look forward to them sharing that same vision for our Writers’ Tears expressions over the coming years.”

Ian Atherton, CEO Spirits Platform, added: “With the renewed interest in premium Irish whiskey in the market, the contemporary style of Writers’ Tears is a fantastic complement to our growing premium whisky portfolio and supports the work we are currently doing with The Irishman whiskey.”

Walsh Whiskey Distillery was established in 1999 by husband and wife, Bernard and Rosemary Walsh on the 18th century Royal Oak estate, in Ireland’s Ancient East region. The distillery is unique among independent distilleries in its capability to produce all three forms of Irish whiskey – pot still, malt and grain – in one still house. It has two production lines, utilising pot stills and column stills, and has the capacity to produce 8 million bottles of whiskey annually. They make a range of eight Irish whiskeys, while demand for The Irishman and Writers’ Tears brands currently exceeds available supply in the 40 countries they are distributed to worldwide.

The whiskey brand was previously distributed in Australia by island2island.

Irish whiskey is growing in popularity around the world, with Pernod Ricard recently making a massive investment to increase its production capacity, Diageo announcing that it was moving back into the category and Sazerac buying the Paddy's Irish Whiskey brand.

The Shout Team

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