On September 17th, we joined Tullamore D.E.W. for a private tasting at The Penny Farthing in NYC to celebrate the opening of their brand new, $50 million distillery in their hometown of Tullamore, Ireland. The milestone marked the return of whiskey production to the town 60 years after the original closed its doors.
“This new distillery brings Tullamore D.E.W. back to its origins,” Tim Herlihy, Tullamore D.E.W. National Brand Ambassador, said. “We are incredibly proud of the Tullamore Distillery and know its opening has been awaited with great anticipation. We look forward to building on our success to date and helping new fans all around the world discover the magic of Tullamore D.E.W.”
We descended into The Penny Farthing’s private cellar to begin the tasting, led by Herlihy himself. In front of us were the three types of Irish whiskeys – pot still, malt and grain – that are combined to create Tullamore D.E.W.’s smooth yet complex triple distilled blend. After trying each component individually, we were encouraged to mix the three in a glass to create our own recipe. It was incredible to get a small idea of how many years of work goes into creating the perfect blend for a spirit as smooth as Tullamore.
The new distillery is a wonderful piece of work, featuring four hand-crafted copper stills, six brewhouse fermenters with a 34,000 liter capacity each and warehouse storage for 100,000 casks. Drawing natural Irish water from the Slieve Bloom Mountains, the distillery is capable of producing 1.5 million cases of Tullamore D.E.W. annually. That’s a lot of whiskey.
For more on Tullamore D.E.W.’s heritage, product range and recipes, visit tullamoredew.com.
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