By Matt Goldstein
One of Ireland’s best and most famous whiskeys, Tullamore Dew was first distilled in 1829. Now, this staple of Irish whiskey has released a signature single malt that could be the most unique Irish whiskey’s on the market. Tullamore Dew 10 Year Single Malt is the only Irish whiskey aged in four different casks, Old Bourbon, Dry Oloroso Sherry, Port and Madeira casks. When most people think single malt, their assuming single malt scotch, however, single malt merely means the whiskey is made with malt only and whiskey from one distillery. As opposed to most whiskies which are blends and a mix of grains and different whiskies from different distilleries, this Irish single malt is a contemporary distinction in the maturation of whiskey.
Bourbon casks are used in most Irish whiskeys and Scotches, however, the Sherry, Port and Madeira Cask addition is where this whiskey separates itself. Most will claim that these three casks are used to ad sweetness to the whiskey and many times that is the case, however, the Tullamore Dew 10 Year Single Malt isn’t just an Irish whiskey with added sweetness, but an Irish whiskey with real character.
The Tullamore Dew 10 Year Single Malt Tasting Notes:
A very unique flavor for any whiskey, there are notes of oak, wood, malt, fruit and vanilla. Slightly smooth and more complex than the average Irish whiskey, this is solid and we recommend giving it a try.