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Tullamore Dew Pays Tribute to Irish True

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

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The roll-call of distilleries and brands which departed when the Irish diligence imploded is an wide one. Locke’s Kilbeggan (now revitalized under Cooley), Dundalk, Allman’s Bandon, Comber and Tullamore are just some of the legendary and respected distillers who austerely found it impossible to carry on, no topic how excellent broadcast plotting their whiskey was.

Most of the brands austerely departed, the names of the distillers and their whiskeys at a snail’s pace slipping into a abstractedly remembered past. Some, even if, managed to hang on. Tullamore Dew is one of them. It also represents a description of the Irish diligence in microscopic.

The Tullamore distillery was built in 1829 and was bequeathed to the Daly family tree in 1857. In 1887, Power Daly-a man more attracted in before a live audience polo, hunting and racing cattle – made Daniel E. Williams administrator. Williams was a bit like an Irish Jack Daniel, having tied the plant at age 15 and promptly worked his way up to this lofty spot. The fact that a broadcast gentleman like Power Daly was caught up in building broadcast whiskey is prove of how wealthy landowners started to take over from farmer-distillers as the rural populace declined and new laws were voted for.

Williams prolonged the distillery, started exporting and bent 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 feature of his 8-year-ancient whiskey even went that naturally irritable ancient historian Alfred Barnard to poetry. Eventually the Daly family tree sold their shares to the Williams’, but ordinary even if it was, even they couldn’t keep the distillery in succession. In 1954, the Tullamore distillery clogged.

It was a tough time for Irish whiskey. The regime had, for reasons best know to itself, top bolt from the blue exports of whiskey all owing to the Following World War in conflict that it would make sure ready equipment on the domestic promote and take up again to bring in cast iron revenue. The UK regime, on the other hand, had unbendable that while the whiskey diligence was run down, some distilleries could stay open and exports must take up again. It was a epic be in difficulties by the Irish. The distillers, meanwhile, were still land firm to their belief that habitual pot still whiskey was stuck-up to blended ruin.

When the regime raised taxes again in 1952 the prose was on the wall for distillers like the Williams’ of Tullamore. No way could the domestic promote help so many brands. The Irish may be legendary drinkers, but even that was additional than them. In 1953 a assessment by the Irish Export Board exposed 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 twisted their backs on the ‘ould broadcast’.

Thankfully, Tullamore Dew was saved when the affair was sold to Power’s in 1965 and the next year became part of the Irish Distillers choice. These days it is owned by Cantrell & Cochrane, even if the whiskey is still made at Midleton. A classic blend of habitual pot still with light grain, it’s in the lighter end of the spectrum, even if a 12-year-ancient translation shows momentously more consequence – doubtless from a privileged percentage of pot still.

The by and large flimsiness has endeared it to German and, more just, American palates. Broadcast are attracted in the brand once more and Cantrell & Cochrane has opened a heritage centre at the ancient Tullamore distillery site. All clear ample, but you can’t help but marvel, what if…

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On the lighter side of the Irish fence. Clean crisp and light, but not hugely exciting. * * Tullamore Dew 12-year-ancient So uncommon from the ordinary bottling that you marvel at the start if it is from the same established. Ripe, hefty and rich, this is the one to try. ***(*)

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