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Irish Whiskey Magazine - Tastings - Tullamore Dew 18 Year Old Single Malt

Tullamore Dew 18 Year Old Single Malt

This award-winning single malt has been aged in ex-bourbon casks and then finished in a combination of Oloroso, Port and Madeira casks for at least 6 months. Bottled at 46% ABV and non-chill filtered. Originally sold exclusively through Harrods but now more widely available. Priced from around €125.

Omar Fitzell Notes

Nose:

Nice bit of oak as would be expected for an 18 year old. Malt, leaf tobacco, a touch of allspice and some caramel. Is there a bit of citrus there? And then maybe some baked apple pie? Complex little drop this.

 

Palate:

Loads of Malt. Loads of Madeira. Big Sherry influence of Christmas cake with raisins, cinnamon and some honey sweetness.

 

Finish:

Medium finish that is mellow and leaves a nice warmth.

 

Overall:

A stunning dram that gives so much nose and then matches it with beautiful flavours!

Al Higgins notes

Nose:

Peaches, fresh rain on a hot road, waxed jackets, strawberries, pomegranate and dried cherries.

 

Palate:

Fruity, sweet, and rich. Incredibly smooth yet mouth-filling and complex.

 

Finish:

The fruit dies down leading to a silky chocolate-led finish.

 

Overall:

Delicious, refined and complex. This makes you wonder about the prices being paid for three year old Irish single malts. For the same price you could buy two of these, and I know what I would prefer. 

 

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Omar Fitzell

Omar has been lurking in the background of the Irish Whiskey Industry since 2010 when he started his journey through tasting, enjoying and collecting whiskey. In January 2018 he launched the online blog “That’s Dram Good” which, in those few short months, has become one of the most popular whiskey blogs in Ireland.

You can find him on:
• Twitter – @thatsdramgood
• Facebook – ThatsDramGood 

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Al Higgins

Al Higgins

Over 20 years of experience in drinks retail and a member of the team at the Celtic Whiskey Shop since 2003. Alastair is chief tester and taster at the shop and is also coordinator for the Irish Whiskey Awards. When he is not working he is either training for ultra-marathons, parenting or drumming with his band Le Galaxie.

You can find him on:
• Twitter – @mostlydrinking

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