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March 13, 2018

Review: Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey

by Jeff Ellingson

Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey is named for the town and distillery where the whiskey was first produced, and the initials of Daniel E. Williams, who worked his way up from stable boy of the distillery to become the owner.  The Original Tullamore Distillery was opened in 1829 by Michael Molloy in the heart of the town of Tullamore.  The Tullamore Distillery closed its doors in the 1950’s and the brand was sold to John Power and Son in the 1960’s.  With the merger of John Power and Son, John Jameson and Son, and Cork Distilleries, production was moved to the New Midleton Distillery.  In 2010 the Tullamore brand was sold to William Grant and Sons.  After 60 years, production returned to the town of Tullamore with the opening of the brand new Tullamore Distillery.  Tullamore DEW is produced with all three types of Irish Whiskey, single grain, single malt, and pot still.  The whiskey is triple distilled and aged in three different types of oak barrels.  Traditional refill, ex bourbon, and ex sherry.  While whiskey produced at this distillery matures, Tullamore DEW continues to be made with single grain and pot-still whiskey distilled at the New Midleton Distillery, and single malt whiskey distilled by Bushmill.    The aroma leads with oak, malt, and basil.  Nutmeg, pencil shavings, citrus, apple, and vanilla follow.  The sweet apple and citrus entry is joined by creamy malty cereal, oak, nutmeg, vanilla and banana.  It fades with dark cocoa and mineral taste.  The finish is dry and spicy leaving malty bittersweet citrus peel, apple cider, oak, and vanilla taste, with mineral texture and a peppery sting.

Irish Espresso

20 Ml. Tullamore DEW

10 Ml. Premium Coffee Liqueur

Stir and pour in a Shot Glass

Top With Fresh Cream

Garnish With Coffee Beans

If you plan on drinking this as a shot

Stir With Ice and don’t garnish with the beans

Made in Ireland

40% Alcohol

Score: 88

Award: Silver Medal

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