Tullamore D.E.W. // Ireland
Tullamore D.E.W. Original is a blended whiskey comprised of single malt, grain, and pot still whiskey. It is aged in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. D.E.W. are the initials of a Mr. Daniel E. Williams, a gentleman that worked for Tullamore back in the late 1880's. He made his way up the ranks from shoveling barley to Distillery Manager to owner. He stamped his initials on the bottles as a sign of quality and they have remained since.
BlendedComprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
Cask TypeEx-bourbon & Ex-Sherry
"The Original is quite enjoyable with sweet cereal, barrel spices, and some honeyed nuts. It is a fairly straight forward affair, not overly oily, bitter, or sweet but it does have a bit of a brassy quality to it. There is a smoothness to the whiskey, and while it isn't necessarily one you'd be slowly sipping, it is perfectly acceptable as a shot or a mixer."