Tullamore D.E.W. Trilogy 15 Years Old Blended Irish Whiskey

The Data

Category   Whiskey

Sub-Category   Blended Irish Whiskey

Origin   Tullamore

Retail Price   $79.99

ABV   40%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, amber and crystal clear.

Aromatics

The nose is very pretty and rather complex perfectly marrying baked orchard fruits with caramel, brown baking spices, toasted nuts, and candied ginger with citrus zest.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose with waves of rich fruit being bettered by the flood of spices, honey, and oak that simply takeover.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied being rather rich and creamy with pronounced spice notes that add balance.

Cool Factor

B+

This is a nice addition to the Tully portfolio but it's not quite as cool as their tasty Phoenix bottling.

Value Grade

C+

It's not cheap but it seems that the days of Whiskey bargains have left us. It is very much in line with the marketplace.

Analysis

All of the Tullamore D.E.W. Whiskies are a trilogy in a sense being a blend of grain Whiskey, Irish Pot Still Whiskey, and malt Whiskey. However, this Whiskey is a product of another trilogy, a trio of oak cask types: Bourbon, Oloroso Sherry, and Rum. (Let's not forget the triple distillation.) This is a pleasing Whiskey but it could have been a bigger hit had it dialed down the wood impact and perhaps bottled at 43% as opposed to 40%.

How to Enjoy

Sip neat with a splash of water or serve over ice.

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