Review: Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask Finish
Category: Irish Blended Whiskey
Origin: Midleton Distillery
Bottling: William Grant & Sons
What they say:
Once a year, this finely balanced, sophisticated spirit is created in the heart of Ireland. It is a marriage between the craft of small-batch cider-making and our legendary whiskey, creating a layered complexity of nose and taste that is richly rewarding.
This one of a kind special edition can only be found at airport stores.
This is a rare and noble Irish whiskey that is the essence of Ireland, with notes of toasted oak tinged with cider sweetness to engage and delight the palate of true Irish whiskey lovers.
Fresh leafiness with a hint of crisp green apple and sweet maltiness.
Light bodied with a sweet, fruity vibrancy, that is soft and mellow with a lovely balance of oak, creamy malt and sweet, fresh apple notes.
Lingering sweetness with very subtle fruitiness.
What I say:
Sampled during the #TullamoreDEW tweet tasting hosted by Tullamore D.E.W. and @TheWhiskyWire on 2nd March 2016.
Full amber gold (10/20)
Putty, linseed oil, play-doh, floral blossom, apple peels dried, malt, yeasty, bread/beer
Quite smooth, scrumpy/Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie cereal, linseed oil, malt, yeasty bread, drying at the end
Medium-long, fruity apple, feremented, yeasty and drying oak wood
An unusual mixture of whisky and cider flavours that I quite enjoyed, reminiscent of Calvados in some ways and some of the more rustic Normandy ciders we have sampled.
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