Tullamore Dew

Aged 12 Years

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 3, Issue 43
Brand: Tullamore D.E.W.
Expression: Aged 12 Years
Type: Republic of Ireland Whisky / Blended
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Republic of Ireland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Taster   Peter Mulryan
Nose: Fruit scones with burnt raisins.
Palate: That crackling pot still and sherry wood combination is knockout here, beautifully balanced with toasted vanilla notes and sunflower seeds.
Finish: Slightly bitter. Burnt hops, toffee on the stove. Very long.
Comment: This is a super little whiskey; a premium Jameson clone. And a good one too.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Firm with some unmalted barley notes. Rich tea biscuit, slightly grassy and oily. Wild herbs (tarragon) and a hard note right in the centre.
Palate: Light bodied. Chewier than the nose suggests with nutmeg and a mouth filling character.
Finish: Nutty, good, spicy.
Comment: Well made and quite delicate. Decent balance.
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Firmer with some immediate pot still fruitiness. Quite grainy and spirity.
Palate: Decent pot still hardness with caramel and spice. Some malt-loaf sweetness, but too much caramel.
Finish: Medium length; the caramel disappointingly lingers but the vanilla and spices ensure complexity.
Comment: Could do better. Superior to the standard Tullamore Dew, with an engaging sweetness which works well with the fruity pot still. Not bad.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Perfumy. Grassy. Very grainy. Toasty. Warm.
Palate: Light, fruity, sweet.
Finish: A kiss of sherry sweetness.
Comment: Flirtatious, but not a lot to say for itself.
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