Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey

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With a rich history that dates back to 1829, Tullamore Dew is an Irish whisky that is renowned for its smooth and malty taste.  The small town of Tullamore is home to, ‘The Legendary Irish Whisky’, a tag that is well deserved considering the history and passion that goes into every drop of this fine Irish whisky.  Indeed what this whisky is rich in history and great taste making it a fine Irish whiskey.

Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey

Pros

– A complex whiskey with a smooth taste that is perfect for straight sipping.
– An excellent cocktail ingredient to add a balanced whisky taste.
– Great price, without compromising on quality.

Cons

Every whiskey lover has their own unique taste, for some whisky lovers, the flavor of Tullamore Dew may be too soft.

The Dew’s Description

This blended Irish whisky is triple distilled, is produced from barley in pot stills and undergoes the aging process in charred oak.

Tullamore Dew 12 year Irish WhiskeyTullamore Dew is produced by the company that bears its name, Tullamore Dew Company LTD found in the County of Offaly in Ireland.  US import is by Skyy Spirits and a 750ml bottle (40% alc/volume, 80 proof) retails for approximately $26.  This fine whisky company also produces the following whiskies:

– 10 Year Old (Single Malt)
– 10 Year Old (Special Reserve)
– 12 Year Old (Special Reserve)

Tullamore Dew Guide Review

Michael Molloy was the whisky genius who started the Tullamore Dew story in 1829.  In 1887, following the death of Michael Molloy, Captain Bernard Daly continued to progress this fine whisky.  It was, however, Daniel E. Williams who brought this smooth whisky to its competitive position within the Irish whisky market.

Interestingly William’s initials DEW were used to create the unique name for this Irish whisky, not to mention leading to the all time great Irish slogan ‘Give every man his Dew’.  Due to US prohibition and trade issues with England during the early years of the 20th Century, 1959 saw Tullamore Dew being sold, the fine distillery closing its doors and the production of this fine whisky being consolidated into one of the two distilleries that continue to make the majority of the popular Irish whiskies that are enjoyed the world over today.

Tullamore Dew is a whisky that is hard to find fault with, and for that reason has become one of my ‘regular bottling’ favorites.  Enjoying a tipple of ‘the Dew’ is an experience within itself, you will be intrigued by the subtle hint of barley, the deep oak tones, and the smooth rich taste.  Whilst it is an ideal whisky for sipping straight, it acts perfectly within a cocktail.  Try it with a splash of tonic water or ginger ale, or one of Tullamore Dew’s own cocktails such as Irish Gold, Shamrocked Shooter and Merry Irishman.  Of course when it comes to creating the perfect Irish Coffee, Tullamore Dew never fails to impress.

Tullamore’s Tasting Notes

Classified as a mild whisky, Tullamore Dew opens with charred wood tones, coupled with malt and lemon.  The palate gives warm malts, hints of wood, sweet spices and butter, whilst the finish is smooth, complex and lingering.

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