Day 16 brings with it a second Irish whiskey in your Whisky Advent Calendars. You’d think the fact Tullamore D.E.W. didn’t have its own distillery between 1954 and 2014 might be a slight problem, but the brand became the second best selling Irish whiskey in the world during that time! Owned by William Grant since 2010, spirit has now been running at the Tullamore distillery since September and will in time provide all the spirit they need.
This 12 Year Old Special Reserve of theirs though, it was a travel retail release originally, which tends to get on my Oreamnos americanus. I mean, how many people clock up more air miles than me?! And yet I still can’t get my hands on a number of new releases just because I don’t happen to use inefficient muggle non-supernatural transportation methods. Fortunately, many of these whiskies (including this Tullamore D.E.W.) graduate to their brand’s main ranges. Ho, yes!
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“Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt for Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Old Special Reserve:
Nose: Scones with clotted cream and vinous strawberry jam, sultanas, dates and digestive biscuits. Linseed and honey.
Palate: Light and soft with hints of gentle spices (nutmeg, allspice), a touch of honey and creamy fruits in yoghurt.
Finish: Medium length with a little oaky/nutty bittersweetness.
Overall: A blend of malt whiskey, pot still whiskey and grain whiskey matured in bourbon and Sherry casks, all of which is evident here.”
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