Review: Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey (2009)

Review: Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey (2009)

tullamore-dewNo one reaches first for Tullamore Dew when they think of Irish whiskey, but looking at the spirit was fresh eyes, nostrils, and taste buds, it’s really not half bad.

That said, the “Standard Blend” is nothing special. The flavor profile of the Dew is mildly sweet and malt-like, touched with lemon and with a mild bit of wood atop it (it’s aged a minimum of three years… and I doubt much more than that), punctuated by some bitterness and a moderate amount of burn. Though it’s just 80 proof, most complaints about Tullamore Dew involve how hot it can be, which is probably why it’s often consumed on the rocks.

All in all, a totally passable whiskey, though at 20 bucks a bottle, it’s probably not really a go-to whiskey over plain-old Jameson or Bushmills.


Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey (2009)




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. thk on February 3, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    tullamore is much better than jameson. for me at it’s price it’s very competitive.

  2. Anonymous on August 19, 2016 at 8:54 am

    In my humble opinion, I would rather wash my car with Jameson rather than drink it. Well, at least if Tullamore was available. I find it to be a much more smooth drink than any other whiskeys I’ve had. Also, Tullamore is the only whiskey I’ve ever over consumed and not had a hangover and a black eye greet me in the morning. Can’t recommend it enough!

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