Review: Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask Finish

Category: Irish Blended Whiskey

Origin: Midleton Distillery

Bottling: William Grant & Sons

ABV: 40%

Cost: €54

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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.

Nose

Fresh leafiness with a hint of crisp green apple and sweet maltiness.

Taste

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.

Finish

Lingering sweetness with very subtle fruitiness.

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What I say:

Sampled during the #TullamoreDEW tweet tasting hosted by Tullamore D.E.W. and @TheWhiskyWire on 2nd March 2016.

Colour:

Full amber gold (10/20)

Nose:

Putty, linseed oil, play-doh, floral blossom, apple peels dried, malt, yeasty, bread/beer

Taste:

Quite smooth, scrumpy/Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie cereal, linseed oil, malt, yeasty bread, drying at the end

Finish:

Medium-long, fruity apple, feremented, yeasty and drying oak wood

Overall:

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.

Score: 85/100

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