AN IDEAL SEASONAL DRINK!
Tullamore D.E.W. is another triple-distilled Irish whiskey that’s risen to international prominence. Ireland’s first blended whiskey, Tullamore D.E.W. Original incorporates pot still, malt and grain whiskey, each lending different aspects – gentle spice, fruitiness and a sweet softness respectively – of its well-loved character to the drink. Aged in a combination of sherry and bourbon casks, the whiskey develops a wonderful smoothness, allowing its complexity to come gently through. Tasting notes refer to a floral opening with hints of citrus, biscuits and spicy notes. There’s also a nuttiness on the palate, that culminates in a distinctive, sweet vanilla finish.
If you’re looking for a Christmas present for someone who knows their whiskey, and that won’t cost an arm and a leg, the Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Old Special Reserve – winner of the Best Blended Irish Whiskey with an RRP of under
€60 gong at the Irish Whiskey Awards 2015 – is a great option. Dried fruits, nuts and chocolate harmonise into a heady praline hit, with hints of Christmas cake. You could say that it’s the ideal seasonal drink.
In 2014, Tullamore D.E.W. returned to its ancestral home in County Offaly. Their new state-of-the-art distillery includes a visitor centre complete with a restaurant, The Bond, serving traditional Irish fare. To book tours and tastings see tullamoredew.com