The Dublin Whiskey Distillery Co Rebirth & Redemption
DWD Whiskey is the revival of an old brand of Irish Whiskey which closed it’s doors in 1941. But this was not the end as one faithful night two old friends met in The Palace Bar on Fleet Street to remember old times. By chance, one of them spotted a very old, unopened whiskey bottle with a mysterious, faded label behind the bar. This old relic of lost times was to be the catalyst to give the Dublin Whiskey Distillery Company a rebirth on the streets of Dublin.
The distillery was founded by John Brannick in 1872 but foundered in political controversy in 1940. The brand was reawakened in October, 2017 and has gained a foothold in the bars and restaurants of Dublin. Read the full story of the History of the DWD Distillery here… read more.
The D.W.D. Heritage edition reflects the changes in emphasis within Irish whiskey since Brannick’s distillery closed and we would like to believe this release reflects how the original D.W.D. expressions would have evolved.
The team at DWD spent 3 years, created and reviewed over 117 blends and assembled a panel of master distillers to craft, blend, judge and guide their process.
Heritage is a blend of malt and grain whiskeys, aged between five and ten years and matured mainly in first-fill American oak Bourbon casks.
D.W.D.’s motto, “The Finest Whiskey in the World”, was well earned
DWD Heritage Edition Blended Irish Whiskey Tasting Notes
ABV: 40% – Proof: 80%
Age: Non Age Statement
Familiar friendly flavors great your senses Soft hints of honey, caramel chewy sweets, creamy butter on warm toast dripping with yet more sweet honey. Madagascar vanilla pod and a hint of sun dried raisins. I get a flood of childhood memories of toffee appleson the pier in Bray. Or summer on the Jersey Shore and the smell of freshly made fudge. Citrus fruits linger in the background, moist lemon drizzle cake and sultanas are hiding in the the depths.
Spun sugar can be found in the mouth feel. Like candy floss at at the fair and a prickle of sherbet freshness that reminds me of childhood once more. Creamy white chocolate, caffeè latte, crème brûlée and Doyenne pear are suggested on the tasting notes. But for me it’s sugar and sherbet spice mixed with marzipan and toasted wood.
The finish keeps hold of the freshly made fudge. Again freshly baked crusty brown bread and honey remain. But this sweettness disappears to ginger and a sherbet spice that goes on and on and on… smooth to the last drop.
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