Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix
Tullamore D.E.W. // Ireland
The town of Tullamore was nearly lost in 1785 due to a raging fire that occurred subsequent to a hot air balloon accident. The town decided to include a phoenix to their coat of arms as a symbol of their resilience and determination to rebuild what they had lost; the phoenix is a Greek mythological bird that is born from the ashes. The whiskey, like the Original, is a blend of three types of whiskey-- single malt, grain, and (a high proportion of) pure pot still, but is finished in Oloroso sherry casks and bottled at 110 proof.
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 110 proof helps drive home the fiery quality of the whiskey with cinnamon and raw wood attacking the nose. Drinking without water is definitely more of a prickly affair, but if you add just a splash, the whiskey's sweetness and creaminess comes alive. The fruitiness of the Sherry also helps round out the whiskey in this regard, but doesn't overwhelm the dram. "