Tullamore D.E.W.

Celebratory Phoenix Single Batch

ABV 55%
REVIEWED Issue 124
Specifications
Brand: Tullamore D.E.W.
Expression: Celebratory Phoenix Single Batch
Type: Republic of Ireland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 55%
Country/Region: Republic of Ireland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Grainy spirit with a pot still spiciness. Floral, rye-like notes and subtle, spicy, mocha oak vanillins. The alcohol is holding the oak in place but water knocks it back. Brings out a citrus note.
Palate: Subtle. Coffee, chocolate. Barley and pot still spice, grainy spirit. Really alcoholic but the sugars balance. Water brings out the oils, softer oak and spices.
Finish: What a finish! Intensely herbal and spicy with a real kick. The oak is restrained by the alcohol. Water brings out the herbal notes.
Comment: What is this? An Irish pot still whiskey aged in French oak. Either way, it’s gorgeous!
9.4
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Sweet. Lots of caramel. Demerara sugar. A touch of orange (like in Cointreau). Vanilla syrup.
Palate: Sweet and cloying at start, then the alcohol bite takes the sugary sensation away but numbs the palate.
Finish: Rather short, not leaving much, apart from a burning sensation.
Comment: The nose announced a sweet dram but this wasn’t the case on the palate. A dash of water smoothes the flavours, but there is perhaps a sensation of immaturity.
7.2
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