A Review of Tullamore Dew

Tullamore Dew Tullamore distillery in County Offaly was established in 1829, but closed during the 1950s, after which the brand name was sold to John Powers & Son, later becoming part of the giant Irish Distillers organisation. Produced in ID’s vast and complex Midleton distillery in County Cork, Tullamore Dew is again an independent brand, having belonged to Cantrell & Cochrane, the producers of the Irish Mist liqueur, since 1994. Marketed as “The legendary light Irish Whiskey,” Tullamore Dew is, indeed, notably light in character, offering a very delicate, floral nose, with a suggestion of pineapple and coffee. Gentle and fruity on the palate, with characteristic Irish whiskey oiliness. The finish is longer than might be expected, gently drying, with a final hint of fudge and peaches. If you like your whiskeys light and comparatively undemanding, then ‘The Dew’ is a well made choice. Subtle rather than bland. Widely available in Ireland 40.0% ABV

Tullamore Dew 10yr

C&C International has broken new ground by adding a 10 Year Old Single Malt to its Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey range, which previously comprised a trio of blends, namely Standard, 10 Year Old Reserve and 12 Year Old Special Reserve. “At the same time as building the standard blend to over 600,000 cases, we have been working towards a complete line-up of ages, flavours and qualities to meet growing consumer demand for Irish whiskey experiences” says C&C International marketing manager, Ann O’Leary. “Adding a single malt to the collection is a very prestigious step for the number two Irish whiskey brand in the world.” Aged in a variety of ex-Bourbon, dry Oloroso Sherry, Madeira and Port casks, Tullamore Dew 10 Year Old Single Malt is described by its producers as “…a singularly rich and mellow expression of a legendary Irish whiskey.” The nose is of warm oil, new leather, vanilla, stewed fruit and caramel. Oily and slightly herbal on the palate, rich and complex, with leather, soft fruit and spicy oak. The addition of water releases flavours of blackcurrant. The finish is long, initially nutty, with Sherry, old leather and fudge to the fore. 40.0% ABV

Tullamore Dew 12yr

This is a classic southern Irish whiskey, smooth notes of honey suckle and sea grass, with a slight spice and almond flavor at the finish.  The extra two years aged really shows in this whiskey as it is full of flavor while still being soft on the palate.  Recommend this to anyone who appreciates Tullamore Dew.

A note from de Vere’s Irish Pub:

Our management staff at de Vere’s Pub is dedicated to building Sacramento’s largest whiskey list. We add whiskeys to our list as often as possible, in order to offer our guests the best and most comprehensive assortment in Northern California. To further educate our patrons (and ourselves), we like to post reviews of these whiskeys on our blog. This lets our guests read up on the whiskeys we offer before coming to visit our whiskey bar—which we know you’ll fall in love with upon your first visit.

The whiskey bar is located in the back room of our Irish Pub in downtown Sacramento, which is owned and operated by an Irish family. We understand that you have a lot of choices in the bars and restaurants that you frequent in the Sacramento area, and we hope that we can earn your patronage by providing you with a one-of-a-kind experience. Our goal is to provide you with the best place in town to eat, drink, and socialize with your family and friends. So, grab a friend and come down for an incredible whiskey and dining experience!


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