John Quinn, Tullamore Dew global brand ambassador, will host an epic tasting to celebrate everything Tullamore Dew.
As part of a Tullamore "Deconstruction Tasting", we'll be introduced to cask strength single grain, cask strength single malt and cask strength single pot still whiskeys. John will treat us to the newest malt releases, the 14 and 18 year old's, from this midlands distillery and he has promised to bring along something extra special from his own private cask at the distillery.
To compliment and contrast this exciting range of contemporary Tullamore Dew, we will also present rare vintage whiskeys of Tullamore. Cork Whiskey Society have acquired a very early example of Tullamore Dew blended whiskey (circa late 1950's),a later version from the 1960's and a 36 year old single cask pot still whiskey, from the original Tullamore distillery, which was later bottled as Knappogue Castle 1951.
The original Tullamore distillery ceased production in 1954. What remains of this distillery, and stomping ground of the enterprising D E Williams (who's initials formed the famous D.E.W. ), has survived as a visitor centre in Tullamore town.
September 2014 saw the resumption of local distilling in a new state-of-the-art distillery in Tullamore, County Offaly.
Tullamore D.E.W. is an Irish whiskey that, despite all the odds, has managed to survive and prosper. Come join us to find out why.