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My wife wanted to make some Irish coffee so I obliged to pick her up a cheap Irish mixer. I couldn't recall ever having tried Tullamore Dew so picked up a bottle. While the wife was making her coffee I decided to pour a couple ounces in a glencairn to sip on this crisp Sunday afternoon while I listened to one of my favorite metal albums, Behemoth's "Zos Kia Cultas."
Nose: I mentioned the music because it matched the nose of this whisky. Metallic. There is a coppery, metallic note that is not what I would call pleasant. Looking beyond that, there are some floral/fruity notes. Pear, green apple, strawberry.
Palate: Hmm, not much going on here. Ah, there it is. Some light vanilla and fruit notes. It's almost like drinking a pinapple/strawberry fruit juice. Thankfully that coppery element is not here like it was on the nose. Refreshing, summer weather dram.
Finish: Some vanilla and strawberry finish things off quickly.
Overall: Just don't smell this before you drink it and it's not bad. Comparable to Jameson at about $3usd cheaper. I wouldn't get this again. For $4usd more I could get OGD 114. But for people not in bourbon country, this is a decent Irish mixer. Seems like it would go great in a fruity carbonated cocktail.