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This year Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey celebrates an “Irish True” year with the opening of the new Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre in Tullamore, Ireland. The new Tullamore D.E.W. packaging highlights the brand’s history, founder and namesake, Daniel E. Williams, with the initials, D.E.W., placed prominently on the bottle.

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Daniel was a distillery worker who had a vision and stayed true to that vision. He became the general manager and brought modern conveniences and technology of the day to the distillery so he could make his whiskey his way. The Irish True way.

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Tullamore D.E.W is a unique blend of three types of Irish whiskey; pot still, malt and grain whiskey. It was the first and remains the only international Irish whiskey to pioneer this unique blend of three. The malted and unmalted barley used in the whiskey is dried in enclosed kilns, rather than over peat fires. This creates a smooth, yet complex taste rather than one of peated smokiness.

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The original Tullamore D.E.W. blend is recognized for its smooth, gentle flavor. It has also won numerous awards including the much-prized trophy at the International Spirits Challenge, the highest accolade in the drinks industry.

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Tullamore D.E.W. Official Brand Tasting Notes

Color: Medium amber gold

Aroma: Mild blend of spicy, lemony and malty notes, with charred wood and vanilla undertones

Body: Light bodied, sweetish spices, buttery and rounded with light citrus fruitiness

Palate: Warming, pleasant maltiness with toasted wood and vanilla hints

Finish: Smooth and gentle, the complex flavors lingering

Reference Price: $24

“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” ~ Adrienne Cook

You can be Irish True too. Toast St. Patrick’s Day with Tullamore D.E.W straight, on the rocks or in these St. Patrick’s Day themed cocktails.

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1 ounce Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey

1 ounce Orange Juice

1 ounce Lillet Rouge

1 ounce Cherry Brandy

Orange Slice or Orange Twist Garnish

Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with fresh orange slice or fresh orange peel twisted over drink and dropped in. Notation: Bols or Heering Cherry Liqueur can be used as Cherry Brandy. Flavor profile was not designed to fit with Maraschino Liqueur flavor. (cocktail photo provided by Susan Magrino Agency)

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1-1/2 ounce Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey

1/2 ounce Grenadine

1/2 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 ounce Fresh Orange Juice

Lime Wheel Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with lime wheel. (cocktail photo provided by Susan Magrino Agency)

Cocktail recipes and tasting notes sponsored by representatives of Tullamore D.E.W. – @TullamoreDew on Twitter – TullamoreDew on Facebook

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Tullamore D.E.W. Original: Irish True