Irish whiskey

Tullamore D.E.W. 14 Years Old Single Malt (41.3%, OB, 2018)

Whisky Review: Tullamore D.E.W. 14 Years Old

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What they say

A 14 year old, triple distilled Irish single malt whiskey from the Tullamore DEW range, which has been finished in bourbon, Port, Madeira and Oloroso Sherry casks

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Zesty citrus, grilled pineapple and slowly building bourbon-y vanilla.
  • Palate: Big, creamy malt with loads of vanilla tannins. Ripe, sweet red grapes and a hint of poached apple.
  • Finish: Sherried sweetness carries on.

What I say

Sampled during the #TullamoreDEW tweet tasting hosted by Tullamore D.E.W. and @TheWhiskyWire on 7th March 2018.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Sauternes (8/20), medium tears, medium-fine legs
  • Nose: Subtle and complex, biscuit malt, buttered oat crumbles, light sherry/leather tannin, raisin, sour cherry and fresh pineapple, fresher and sweeter than previous sample (2016)
  • Taste: Buttercream and sherry, creamy malt, fruit scones with clotted cream, more banana and pear esters, whipped cream – man that’s a lot of cream!
  • Finish: Drying, oak wood, dried fruit, mango or pineapple pieces

Overall

Sweeter, fruitier and creamier than before but still delicious.

Score 85/100

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