DISTILLERY: Tullamore Dew.
BOTTLER: Distillery Bottling.
ABV: 40% Vol.
Tullamore D.E.W. Original is a triple distilled, triple blend of all three types of Irish whiskey: single malt, grain and pot still. The sweet softness of grain whiskey, soft spice from the pot still and fruitiness of the single malt create a uniqueness of flavour that marks out Tullamore D.E.W. from all other Irish whiskeys. Tullamore D.E.W. Original is triple cask matured in three distinct cask types - traditional refill, ex-bourbon and ex-sherry - to create unrivalled depth and balance of flavour.
The early floral yet biscuit flavour reflects the grain whiskey, while the soft spicy notes can be attributed to the pot still whiskey in the blend. The citrus flavour is complemented by the single malt. The nutty, or even marzipan note, combined with distinctive vanilla in the finish, is imparted by the sherry and bourbon casks used in maturation.
John Quinn, Global Brand Ambassador for Tullamore D.E.W., said: “Tullamore D.E.W. is the only whiskey to insist on the ‘Power of Three’ at the three key stages of whiskey making. It’s a triple distilled, triple blend of all three types of whiskey, matured in three types of cask. It’s the blend of all three types of triple distilled whiskey, and, in particular, the inclusion of single malt, that gives Tullamore D.E.W. more complexity and a unique smoothness, setting it apart from all others as an Irish whiskey of true character.”
NOSE: Light, sweet citrus and green apple combined with vanilla undertones.
TASTE: Early fresh fruit leads to a definite light spike followed by some toasted wood which evolves into a delicious vanilla sweetness.
FINISH: Put the glass down as you sense the almost buttery mellowness.