Tullamore Tasting – Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old Special Reserve Irish Blended Whiskey

After our successful Irish Whiskey tasting month last October we have just received a bottle of Tullamore Dew from Rik Salmon of Eulogy, London www.eulogy.co.uk which we give a BIG thanks.

Tullamore Dew is produced by William Grant & Sons, an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the global premium spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distils some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch Whisky, including the world’s most awarded single malt Glenfiddich, The Balvenie range of handcrafted single malts and the world’s fourth largest blended Scotch Grant’s® as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Hendrick’s Gin, and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. For more information about Tullamore Dew, visit their website.

This dram is produced in the heart of Ireland, in County Offaly, this distillery is going on our wish list when we travel over to Ireland in July/August when we intend to visit Bushmills, Middleton plus hopefully Kilbeggan (again) and Tullamore.

Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old Special Reserve, Triple Distilled, Matured in Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry Casks – 40% Alc/vol 100cl

Colour…Rich amber

Jim’s Tasting


Nose…Vanilla oakiness sweet fruit cake notes.
Taste…Quite full bodied and smooth lightly toasted vanilla and sherry is all around, a wee citrus note, a pot still beauty.
Finish…Medium to long, rich and a wee bit malt a lemony dry and caramel finish.

Score…3.5 Corks

Nicola’s Tasting

Nose…Sherry soaked raisins, sweet citrus, lemon meringue pie, or maybe lime milk shake.
Taste…Sherry and spice, a little complex, rubbery with lots of heat jumping out, coats my palate with loads of great flavours, still the sweet citrus fruit .
Finish…Toffee apples, lovely gentle long and sweet lingering finish.

Score…3 Corks

Overall score….3.5 Corks

We both enjoyed our first Irish dram of the year and it will not be our last. This lovely sweet Irish dram is sure to be short listed for our non Scotch Blend of the year. You can buy a 100cl bottle  at your specialist Whisky shop and certainly on-line where you can receive a couple of quid change from a £45.00  (see our shop window below).


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