Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask Limited Edition
Blended — IrelandReviewed June 26, 2019 (edited October 20, 2020)Not really ‘better’ than the standard Tully but definitely different. More apple on the nose and palette. It’s worth a couple bucks more every now and again for a change of pace. But keep in mind the XO rum cask is a bit better and higher ABV for the same money.32.0 USD per Bottle
Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Special Reserve
Blended — IrelandReviewed June 26, 2019 (edited October 26, 2019)By far the best Tullamore I’ve tasted—although the 14 yr single malt is sitting sealed for whenever this is on its last oz or so. The higher concentration of pot still and single malt is apparent by how much richer and fuller bodied it is vs the lower DEWs. The time in the barrels really shows up on the pallet too. Instead of refilling The Crock with this one, I had to break tradition. I couldn’t bring myself to dilute this with the lesser Tullys (I never let the crock get less than about 1/5 full) so only spiked it with a full pour of this and will do the same with the 14 year, so as to bring the overall blend up.47.0 USD per Bottle
Tullamore D.E.W. XO Caribbean Rum Finish
Blended — IrelandReviewed June 26, 2019Higher ABV than standard Tully for that little extra KA-POW, and flavor. You definitely notice the rum influence in the pineapple/coconut/ambiguous tropical notes on top of it. Subtle, but it’s there. It’s in my bar crock right now for the second time.32.0 USD per Bottle
Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey
Blended — IrelandReviewed June 26, 2019This is my own personal ‘house whisky’, the workhorse of my home bar. Typical of basic blended Irish, it’s clean with a butter biscuity, malty character and a bit of bright fruit. This stuff does it all: cheap and easy drinking enough for shots or mixing but with enough character to drink neat or on the rocks—my preference. I like it enough to have tried many of the other more advanced variants and I quickly got my hands on the Tullamore stone crock, proudly displayed on my bar. I haven’t let it run dry since buying it, and it’s been refilled or spiked with every other DEW variant I’ve tried. My own all-Tully solera blend.25.0 USD per Bottle
Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt
Blended Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed June 26, 2019 (edited October 27, 2019)This is an amazingly good scotch, especially for the money ($32 in Oregon) and being a blended malt it packs a full rich flavor that a standard blend can’t touch. Typical Speyside scotch flavors of honey, floral, vanilla, butterscotch and plenty of citrus. Stands toe to toe with whiskies costing double this.
Highland Park Magnus
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandReviewed June 26, 2019Good entry level whisky, an affordable way into HP. Just a hint of that delicious Orkney peat, malty and plenty of citrus vanilla. In Oregon, it’s usually $40 which is a little spendy for what else that buys but when on sale for $35 then its a decent buy.