Tullamore D.E.W. is a go-to Irish whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day

Irish whiskey is our top choice for St. Patrick’s Day, and we reach for the unrivaled smoothness and perfectly balanced complexity of Tullamore D.E.W. every time.

March is national Irish-American Heritage Month, and with over 30 percent of the U.S. population tracing their heritage back to Ireland, there’s no better time to celebrate your roots with Tullamore D.E.W. 

Affectionately nicknamed Tully, this legendary Irish whiskey dates back to 1829, when the original distillery opened in Tullamore, Ireland. A young Daniel E. Williams, full of grit and vision, started as a stable boy at the distillery and worked his way up to become owner, blending such distinctive whiskey that it took on his iconic initials: D.E.W.

“It’s really smooth without the bite some Irish whiskeys have, but it still has plenty of character,” said Kate Pogue, general manager at a local Irish tavern. “The regular Tully, which is very versatile, and the limited release Cider Cask Finish, which has a nice, subtle sweetness, are my go-tos. They’re both perfect neat with a beer – traditionally called a Boilermaker, but we call it ‘D.E.W. and a brew.’”

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The remarkably rounded spirit is perfect for sipping and features an ideal balance of malt and oak thanks to an exceptional process. Utilizing the power of three, Tullamore D.E.W. is triple-distilled for exquisitely smooth character, triple-blended with all three types of Irish whiskey (golden grain, full-flavoured malt and rich pot still) for incredible complexity, and triple-cask matured (traditional refill, bourbon and sherry) for unparalleled depth.

“Whiskey is sort of my wheelhouse, and I often find myself reaching for Tully,” said Ray Edwards, bar program manager at a local restaurant group. “They’re one of the oldest producers with a great history and story, not to mention consistently solid product at a great price point. I like all the different expressions and what they've done with different cask finishes and styles of blends. They’re very flexible – easy to shoot, sip on and wonderful in a cocktail.”

Lately, Edwards has favored the Cider Cask Finish, which has “a bit of a burnt sugar finish similar to eating crème brulee.” He’s also partial to the XO Rum Cask, which is “elegant and easy to drink – very much a session whiskey,” he said.

In addition to these premium, groundbreaking blends, the 18-year-old single malt won the Worldwide Whiskey Trophy at the 2018 International Wine & Spirits Competition, further solidifying Tully’s synonymity with Irish whiskey.

With an expansive, evolving list of new offerings, keep an eye out for new styles of Tully as you head to your favorite Irish pubs in Dogtown. 

Delectable neat or in your favorite cocktail, like a Tully Irish coffee or a Tully and ginger ale, Tullamore D.E.W. holds the luck of the Irish in every glass. For the full Tully lineup and delicious drink recipes, visit tullamoredew.com.

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