Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML
Distiller: Tullamore Dew Company Ltd.
If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you’ve probably noticed that I don’t review a whole lot of Irish and Canadian whiskeys. In all honesty, it’s because I find bourbons and Scotches to be far more exciting (sorry, but it’s the truth!). However, I do my best not to discriminate and to pick up a bottle every once in a while to either validate or change my mind about my lesser reviewed varieties.
Tullamore Dew is one of those Irish whiskeys that can be found in most liquor stores, so there has to be something to it, right? I guess we’ll find out…
The nose on Tullamore Dew is sweet and floral. There seems to be a borderline offensive odor as well; something like turpentine. There’s also heavy alcohol after a second or two. Decent nose for an Irish whiskey.
This stuff is less exciting once in the mouth. Still light and bright, just not all that fun.
The finish goes away rather quickly and then comes back to linger when you swallow again. Pretty standard, classic Irish taste in the finish.
Rating & Recommendations
Tullamore Dew is a good Irish, but nothing too special, earning a rating of 78 out of 100.
I’m never too impressed with the complexity of Irish whiskeys, and Tullamore Dew is really no exception.