Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Special Reserve

Blended

Tullamore D.E.W. // Ireland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    90
  • Avg. Rating

    3.78
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 389 )

The 12 Year Special Reserve stays true to the Original bottling in that is a blend of three kinds of whiskey: single malt, grain, and single pot still. In this case, the bottling is largely comprised of the single malt and pot still. The whiskey is aged in a mix of both bourbon and sherry casks, some up to 15 years.

  • age
    12
  • abv
    40.0
  • Blended
    Comprised 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 Type
    ex-bourbon & ex-Sherry

Tasting Notes

"The nose is not super intense, but you do find vanilla, char smoke, and other bourbon influences. There is more of the same on the palate with a touch of sweetness on the entry. The sherry wood character doesn't poke its head in until the very last minute as a dried fruit and nutty aftertaste."

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Flavor Profile

Vanilla & Sweet