Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix

Blended

Tullamore D.E.W. // Ireland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    3.71
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 142 )

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.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    55.0
  • 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 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. "

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Spicy & Full Bodied