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    Goings-on at Tullamore

    Although usually playing "3rd fiddle" to Midleton and Bushmills, Tullamore appears to be stepping up their game.

    They have recently expanded their range from the NAS blend and 12-year blend to include a 10-year blend (which I've tasted on St. Patrick's Day-- very tasty stuff!), and a 10-year Single Malt aged in 4(Bourbon, Sherry, Madeira, and Port) casks!

    Since I can no longer get Bushmills Single Malt, and I can only get Tyrconnel through the mail, I might take a serious look at this one...
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    Re: Goings-on at Tullamore

    Tullamore is the second largest selling Irish Whiskey brand in the world so it really isn't playing second fiddle to anyone but Jameson's.
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    Re: Goings-on at Tullamore

    I have a bottle of the 10yr. blend and it is tasty stuff. The 12yr. is one of my favorites. I plan to get a bottle of the malt too. IIRC, I think Tullamore was recently sold!

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    Re: Goings-on at Tullamore

    Tullamore Dew is just a brand, not a distillery. It is made by Irish Distillers Ltd., which is owned by Pernod, at the same distillery in Midleton that makes Jameson.

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    Re: Goings-on at Tullamore

    William Grant recently bought the brand and there is talk that they want to build a new distillery in Ireland to support its growth!

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    Re: Goings-on at Tullamore

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasH View Post
    William Grant recently bought the brand and there is talk that they want to build a new distillery in Ireland to support its growth!

    Thomas
    That's great news! William Grant already makes some of my favorite spirits, and they're steadily-growing.

    I'd love to see a new distillery in Ireland. Maybe using the original Tullamore site, near what is now the Cooley distillery?
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    Re: Goings-on at Tullamore

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Tullamore Dew is just a brand, not a distillery. It is made by Irish Distillers Ltd., which is owned by Pernod, at the same distillery in Midleton that makes Jameson.
    Chuck,

    I wouldn't argue with you on this topic for the world, but I want to see how sure you are about that statement. I thought Tullamore Dew was done at Cooley and Powers was Middletons #2 best seller. I guess I'm wrong?

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    Re: Goings-on at Tullamore

    Stu,

    Chuck and you are correct.

    In 1963, the brand was sold to Powers and the Tullamore distillery was closed with production moved to the New Midleton Distillery in the south, along with Jameson, Powers, Paddy and the rest of the Irish Distillers products. In 1994 by the C&C Group plc, and in 2009, Tullamore Dew released a single malt whiskey that was distilled by Cooley
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    Re: Goings-on at Tullamore

    I was unaware of the Cooley-distilled Tullamore.

    Always happy to share a half-right with Stu!

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    Re: Goings-on at Tullamore

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    I was unaware of the Cooley-distilled Tullamore.

    Always happy to share a half-right with Stu!

    I'm not sure if this was already mentioned above, but the new single malt TD is from Cooley, and the blends are from Midleton. Master Blender Barry Walsh (formerly of Irish Distillers) consulted with Cooley to make the single malt. You can actually get the individual "finishes" (Madeira, Sherry, Port) under the Tyrconnell 10 year old single malt offerings.
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