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Tullamore Dew Pays Tribute to Irish True

Glasses Up to the fine souls that joined us in celebrating Irish True in 2011, and to those that will celebrate with us in 2012. Together we’ll go far!

Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey German Television Ad

Irish Whiskey Tullamore Dew German Television Ad

Jameson’s Irish Whiskey Commercial

Here’s a Great quality of the Jameson’s Irish Whiskey commercial everyone has been clamoring for.
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Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey

Tullamore Dew

The roll-call of distilleries and brands which disappeared when the Irish industry imploded is an extensive one. Locke’s Kilbeggan (now revived under Cooley), Dundalk, Allman’s Bandon, Comber and Tullamore are just some of the famous and respected distillers who simply found it impossible to carry on, no matter how good people thought their whiskey was.

Most of the brands simply disappeared, the names of the distillers and their whiskeys slowly slipping into a vaguely remembered past. Some, however, managed to hang on. Tullamore Dew is one of them. It also represents a history of the Irish industry in miniature.

The Tullamore distillery was built in 1829 and was bequeathed to the Daly family in 1857. In 1887, Captain Daly-a man more interested in playing polo, hunting and racing horses – made Daniel E. Williams manager. Williams was a bit like an Irish Jack Daniel, having joined the plant at age 15 and speedily worked his way up to this lofty position. The fact that a country gentleman like Captain Daly was involved in making country whiskey is evidence of how wealthy landowners began to take over from farmer-distillers as the rural population declined and new laws were passed.

Williams expanded the distillery, began exporting and created a new triple distilled pot still brand, Tullamore Dew (the ‘Dew’ taken from his initials) which was sold with the slogan ‘Give Every man His Dew’. The quality of his 8-year-old whiskey even moved that normally crusty old historian Alfred Barnard to poetry. Eventually the Daly family sold their shares to the Williams’, but popular though it was, even they couldn’t keep the distillery running. In 1954, the Tullamore distillery closed.

It was a tough time for Irish whiskey. The government had, for reasons best know to itself, restricted exports of whiskey during the Second World War arguing that it would ensure ready supplies on the domestic market and continue to bring in guaranteed revenue. The UK government, on the other hand, had decided that while the whiskey industry was run down, some distilleries could stay open and exports should continue. It was a monumental blunder by the Irish. The distillers, meanwhile, were still holding firm to their belief that traditional pot still whiskey was superior to blended Scotch.

When the government raised taxes again in 1952 the writing was on the wall for distillers like the Williams’ of Tullamore. No way could the domestic market support so many brands. The Irish may be famous drinkers, but even that was beyond them. In 1953 a survey by the Irish Export Board discovered that 50 per cent of whiskey-drinkers in the States had never heard of Irish whiskey. Irish emigrants now saw themselves as Americans, they had turned their backs on the ‘ould country’.

Thankfully, Tullamore Dew was saved when the business was sold to Power’s in 1965 and the next year became part of the Irish Distillers portfolio. These days it is owned by Cantrell & Cochrane, though the whiskey is still made at Midleton. A classic blend of traditional pot still with light grain, it’s in the lighter end of the spectrum, though a 12-year-old version shows considerably more weight – probably from a higher percentage of pot still.

The overall lightness has endeared it to German and, more recently, American palates. People are interested in the brand once more and Cantrell & Cochrane has opened a heritage centre at the old Tullamore distillery site. All positive enough, but you can’t help but wonder, what if…


●   Tullamore Dew

On the lighter side of the Irish fence. Clean crisp and light, but not hugely exciting. * * Tullamore Dew 12-year-old So different from the standard bottling that you wonder initially if it is from the same stable. Ripe, fleshy and rich, this is the one to try. ***(*)

Irish whiskey

Article by qilei

Types of Irish Whiskeys. Irish whiskey comes in several forms. Most Irish whiskey contains alcohol continuously distilled from malted and unmalted barley and other grain, but there are a few Irish single malt whiskies made from 100% malted barley distilled in a pot still. Grain whiskey is much lighter and more neutral in flavour than single malt. Most grain whiskey is used to blend with malt to produce a lighter blended whiskey.Unique to Irish whiskey is the designation pure pot still whiskey. All single malt Scotch is produced via “pot still” methods but single malt from Ireland is called “pure pot still” to differentiate it from most other Irish whiskey and refers to whiskey made from 100% barley, mixed malted and unmalted, and distilled in a pot still. The “green” unmalted barley gives the traditional pure pot still whiskey a unique, spicy flavour in Irish whiskey. Usually no real distinction is made between whether a blended whiskey was made from malt whiskey or pure pot still. Only Redbreast, Green Spot (which is sold only through Mitchell and Son vintners in Dublin), and some premium Jameson brands are pure pot still whiskies. All of these are distilled at Midleton.Irish whiskey is believed to be one of the earliest distilled beverages in Europe, dating to the mid-12th century (see Distilled beverage). The Old Bushmills Distillery lays claim to being the oldest surviving licenced distillery in the world since gaining a licence from James I in 1608, although production of whiskey didn’t commence at Bushmills until the late 1700s. A statute introduced in the late 16th century introduced a viceregal license for the manufacture of whiskey. ExamplesBlends: Black Bush, Bushmills Original, Inishowen, Jameson, Kilbeggan, Locke’s Blend, Midleton Very Rare, Millars, Paddy, Powers, Tullamore Dew, ClontarfPure Pot Still: Green Spot, Jameson 15yr Old Pure Pot Still, Redbreast (12, 15 yrs)Single Malt: Bushmills (10, 16, 21 yrs), Connemara Peated Malt (Regular, Cask Strength & 12 yrs), Locke’s Single Malt (8 yr), TyrconnellSingle Grain: Greenore (8, 10 yrs) See alsoIrish whiskey brandsIrish Cream (liqueur made from Irish whiskey, coffee and cream)Poitn Irish whiskey distilleriesKilbeggan Distillery References^ finnegansweb – Craythur: (Anglo-Irish) Irish whiskey^ Magee, Malachy (1980). Irish Whiskey: A 1000 Year Tradition. Dublin: O’Brien Press. ISBN 0862782287. ^ Ireland in the age of the Tudors External linksWikimedia Commons has media related to: Whiskey from IrelandThe Whiskey GuideThe Irish Whiskey Society ForumPortal site dedicated to pure Irish WhiskyClip from Poteen Making, a one hour documentary which explains the origins the whisky/whiskeyv  d  eAlcoholic beverages History and productionHistory of alcoholHistory of alcohol  History of beer  History of Champagne  History of wine  History of French wine  History of Rioja wineProductionBrewing  Distilling  Winemaking Alcoholic beveragesFermented beverageBeer (types)  Wine (types)  Cider (category)  Mead (category)  Rice wine (category)  Other fermented beveragesDistilled beverageBrandy (category)  Gin (category)  Liqueur (category)  Rum (category)  Tequila (category)  Vodka (category)  Whisky (category)Fortified wine (category)Madeira wine (category)  Marsala wine  Port wine  Sherry (category)  Vermouth (category) Distilled beverages by ingredientsGrainBarley: Irish whiskey  Japanese whisky  Scotch whisky  Maize: Bourbon whiskey  Corn whiskey  Tennessee whiskey  Rice: Awamori  Rice baijiu  Soju  Rye: Rye whiskey  Sorghum: Baijiu (Kaoliang)FruitApple: Applejack  Calvados  Cashew Apple: Fenny  Coconut: Arrack  Grape: Armagnac  Brandy  Cognac  Pisco  Plum: Slivovitz  uic  Pomace: Grappa  Marc  Orujo  Tsikoudia  Tsipouro  Zivania  Chacha  Various/other fruit: Eau de vie  Kirschwasser  Palinka  Rakia  SchnapsOtherAgave: Mezcal  Tequila  Sugarcane/molasses: Aguardiente  Cachaa  Clairin  Guaro  Rum  Seco Herrerano  Tharra  Various cereals and potato: Akvavit  Baijiu  Canadian whisky  Poitin  Shch  Vodka  Whisky Liqueurs and infused distilled beverages by ingredientsAlmond: Amaretto  Crme de Noyaux  Anise: Absinthe  Arak  Ouzo  Raki  Pastis  Sambuca  Chocolate  Cinnamon: Tentura  Coconut: Malibu  Coffee: Kahlua  Tia Maria  Egg: Advocaat  Hazelnut: Frangelico  Herbs: Aquavit  Bndictine  Brennivn  Crme de menthe  Metaxa  Honey: Brenjger  Drambuie  Krupnik  Juniper: Gin  Jenever  Orange: Campari  Curaao  Triple sec  Star anise: Sassolino  Sugarcane/molasses: Charanda  Various/other fruit: Crme de banane  Crme de cassis  Limoncello  Schnapps  Sloe gin

Jameson Irish Whiskey TV Commercial HURRICANE

Triple Distilled, smooth taste Jameson…a fantastic ad from Jameson Irish Whiskey

Home Made Bailey’s Irish Cream! – RECIPE

In this video, David demonstrates how to make home made Bailey’s Irish Cream (while slightly tipsy!) With special appearance by the devine Miss T as “The Tester” 🙂 INGREDIENTS: Double Cream (Very Thick Full Fat Whole Cream) Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Topping (or Syrup) Instant Coffee Powder Whiskey (or similar spirit) Music by Kevin MacLeod
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