Tullamore Dew – a variation of Irish whiskey, which was first produced in 1829 in the town of Tullamore in County Offlay. Its name comes from the initials of the first owner of Deniela E. Williams distillery, hence D.E.W.
What makes Tullamore Dew whiskey unique is the principle of 3 x 3 key stages of production:
– triple distilled – to achieve exceptional smoothness (three varieties of distillation)
– triple mix – to bring out complex Irish character (three natural ingredients)
– triple aging – to create unparalleled depth and balance of taste (three different barrels)
The creator of Tullamore Dew Daniel E. Williams was an independent man who worked in the distillery as a boy, in the future to become its director and then its owner, who not only created a whiskey with a characteristic taste, but also modernized distilleries through its electrification and motorization .
Desmond Williams – grandson of Daniel Williams inherited not only the distillery, but also determination and character, to further revolutionize the distilleries and introduce the first mixed (malt) whiskey in Ireland.
Many Tullamore Dew products were produced at the Jameson distillery in Midleton, County Cork, about which we wrote about:
In 2010, the brand was purchased by William Grant & Sons, who constructed a new distillery on the outskirts of the city of Tullamore and in 2014 after 60 years of waiting, Tullamore Dew resumed production in her home town.
This is the second Irish whiskey in terms of the number of sales in the world with nearly one million bottles a year.
It was not until 2012 that the guest service center was opened in the original distillery.