Tullamore D.E.W. 14 Year Old Single Malt (70cl, 41.3%)
After acquisition from Scottish Whisky powerhouse William Grant & Sons, a plethora of Tullamore DEW expressions have hit the market. One such expression is Tullamore DEW 14 Year Old Single Malt. The whiskey itself features on our Deluxe Whiskey Trail in Dublin and we felt compelled to write about it after the positive feedback it consistently receives on our tours, not to mention the wonderful pairing it makes with Irish cheese!
Established in 1829 in the town of Tullamore, Co. Offaly, the brand name itself pays homage to Daniel E. Williams (D.E.W.), an immensely popular general manager of distillery and later owner. Like most distilleries in Ireland, Tullamore DEW fell on hard times in the early 20th Century. The brand was bought by John Power & Son in 1954 and production moved to Midleton, Co. Cork along with Powers, Jameson, and Cork Distillers by the 1970s. 2010 saw this beloved Irish whiskey acquired by William Grant & Sons who began the process of returning Tullamore DEW to its ancestral home. Now with a distillery up and running in Tullamore once again, many new expressions of this tipple are readily available.
An intensely smooth rich Irish whiskey.
Finished in bourbon, Port, Madeira and Oloroso Sherry casks – an expression not often seen on these shores.Master of Malt
Tullamore DEW 14 Year Old Single Malt is one of our favourite expressions from the brand. Aged in a variety of casks: ex-Bourbon, Oloroso Sherry, Madeira, and Port, this complex whiskey leaves you with a lot to mull over.
We enjoy pairing this single malt with some of our favourite Irish Farm House Cheeses like Ardsallagh & St Tola Goats Cheeses, as well as Durrus cow’s milk cheese. Enjoy the cheese with some Irish bread, then as you’re almost finished consuming, pull some of this single malt through to accompany the flavour. The alcoholic spice of the whiskey finds a home in the creamy mouth-feel of the cheese. A match made in heaven.
With an additional €25m investment made into the distillery as of October 2017, we at The Whiskey Trail are looking forward to seeing what else can be mustered up from this reinvigorated brand.
On the nose we are treated to a pineapple sweetness, vanilla, and caramel. One drop and a creamy, milk chocolate-like taste is apparent. There are also flashes of grape and red apples. The sherry influence has the final word on this dram parting ways with a lingering sweetness.
Beautifully rich and sweet with layers of fruit, oak and subtle spice. Poach a fresh pear, cover it with lashings of vanilla ice cream and you’ll be somewhere close to the mouth feel on this chocolate drop of a whiskey.
The sherried sweetness goes on and on for miles with complex nuances. Sit back and explore this whiskey time and time again, you’ll never be disappointed.
Where to drink: Tullamore DEW 14 Year Old Single Malt
Hugh Lynch’s Bar, Tullamore
Take a trip to Tullamore and visit their state of the art distillery. When you’ve finished and worked up a thirst for more visit Hugh Lynch’s Bar. Located on Kilbride Street, Hugh Lynch’s bar in Tullamore is an Irish bar which specialises in Whiskey and Craft Beer.
It is a traditional Irish pub, with a beautiful exterior. Pull up a stool at the bar or sit by a lovely log burning fire. You’ll enjoy the traditional Irish atmosphere with old-fashioned décor in this cozy Irish pub.
Every Whiskey Tells a Story, What Will Yours Be?Sláinte from The Whiskey Trail
#EatDrinkExplore – By Jonathan Dungan