Time for another dram!
A bit about
It usually takes me a very long time to decide which whisky to buy but since I tried the Bushmills recently, I decided to go for another Irish Whiskey. Unlike Bushmills, which is a single malt, Tullamore D.E.W is a blend, it's triple distilled and made from three different grains. The three different grain whiskies are aged in former bourbon, sherry and refill barrels.
Fun fact: D.E.W. stands for Daniel Edmund Williams, a manager of the original distillery with a very interesting story - he started working for the distillery as a stable boy when he was 15 and ended up being the manager by the time he was 25. You can find out more about the history on their official website.
This whisky has won a few awards such as Gold at the International Spirits Challenge 2020, Gold at the World Whiskies Awards 2019 and Bronze at the International Wine and Spirits Challenge 2020.
Time to try it!
With 40% abv, Tullamore D.E.W. has (in my opinion) a smooth taste, reminding me of fresh fruit, vanilla and maybe a bit of caramel, with quite a bit of fresh fruit on the nose, but with a slightly spicy maybe even peppery finish with a hint of orange.
The finish can take you a bit by surprise at the first sip, but by the time you finish the dram, the smoothness overcomes it. I usually like my whiskies on their own but this time I've added an ice cube and the spiciness pretty much vanished, making the soft vanilla tones more obvious (It might be just me, but that's what I got from it). I was honestly surprised of how much it opened up compared to other whiskies and how much more mellow it became.
I've tried it on its own, I've tried it with an ice cube or a drop of water and I've heard it goes well over ice, with tonic water and a slice of orange as well as in an Irish coffee.
I think Tullamore D.E.W. is a pleasant, light, and not-too-complex whiskey to enjoy.
With the price being less than £25/$35, I can't really be too upset with it for not having as much of the fresh fruit flavour in its taste as it has on the nose.
If you've tried the Tullamore D.E.W. please let me know in the comments below what you think of it and if you find this post useful please click on the little heart below, nothing weird will happen, but it will definitely make my day a bit brighter.
As always, please drink responsibly.
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