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Tullamore Dew

T.W.O. D.E.W. - Part I

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@talexanderReview by @talexander

18th Nov 2013

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  • Nose
    18
  • Taste
    21
  • Finish
    19
  • Balance
    20
  • Overall
    78

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I'm on vacation! Spent some time in Buffalo this weekend, coming back with 4.5L of spirit (yikes!) This was not one of them (but Part II is).

Tullamore Dew just went through a re-packaging, a wise move given the recent growth of Irish whiskey. Though I have no idea if it has helped sales, it is an improvement with a more attractive and slender bottle and more modern label design. They've also slightly changed the name on the label to Tullamore D.E.W., a nod to D.E. Williams who grew the distillery after the family took control in 1903. This bottle comes with a complimentary tumbler, if you are interested in swag.

The colour is a light gold, slightly cloudy. On the nose, quite a bit of malt, cooking apples, cinnamon and pastry; in other words, apple pie (but with the skins in it?) Caramel apples, as well. Linseed oil. Some rough sulphur, unfortunately. Extremely fruity (did I mention apple?) with some spicy pot still, but a little off. Even more green apple with water.

On the palate, more big juicy green apples with cinnamon and nutmeg. Marzipan - fairly sweet. Definitely some oak here, and more vanilla than on the nose. A little oily. Classic Irish though not outstanding. Water accentuates the pot still notes, and adds a little heat, which is great.

The finish is a little rough and a wee bit of sulphur comes back (though much less than on the nose). Mouth-watering but a bit chalky.

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8 comments

Rigmorole commented

This whisky tastes a little moldy to my palate. It reminds me of the smell of windowpanes/curtains in old motels in dank climates.

That's cool you took a vacation, buddy. Did you eat any wings in Buffalo? Whoops, sorry. Cliché. Besides, Portland Oregon has better wings than Buffalo. Ohhhhhh. Did I hit a nerve? No? I didn't think so. I haven't eaten wings in years. Not since I watched Food Inc. and saw the segment on chickens. I still eat chicken all the time, but only the organically raised variety from local farms that are trustworthy.

6 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

Yes, I realize that there is a very annoying Portlandia episode about organic chickens in a restaurant. I regret to say there is some truth to that one episode.

www.youtube.com/watch I don't think this commercial would sell much of anything in America, do you?

Cheers, Happy Drinking

6 years ago 0

@talexander
talexander commented

Yes, there is a bit of "mouldy" - good call, which I think speaks to the sulphurous elements, it's a bit vegetal but not in a good way.

And yes. I ate wings. I also went to the Albright-Knox Gallery, one of the greatest Modern Art galleries in the world. And, ate wings at Anchor Bar (the originator of "Buffalo Wings.) Which was the greater cultural experience, Albright-Knox or Anchor Bar Buffalo Wings? Neither. They were both equally BRILLIANT. So was the Bills game on Sunday. All kinds of awesome all-round.

6 years ago 0

@talexander
talexander commented

Wow. That song was really shitty. More wings!

6 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

Ha! Cheers! Always great to hear from you. Your reviews and comments are among the best on Connosr!

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