Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tullamore Dew Single Malt 10 Year: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Tullamore Dew Single Malt 10 Year Irish Whiskey
Tullamore Dew Single Malt 10 Yr
If I haven't said it enough on the Whisk(e)y Wednesday series, I love Irish Whiskey. Perhaps it is because I spent the majority of the summer of 2006 roaming around the Emerald Isle as the Wildman of County Longford, but still, I love the Irish uisge beatha, or transated from Gaelic for you, "water of life." This Tullamore Dew Single Malt 10 Year Irish Whiskey is a little different than most Irish. The whiskey comes from one batch of malt rather than a true blend of different distillates. On the nose I detected a candy apple sweetness and noticeable cask wood. I described it as "Tears of Angels," while Eric detected some mineral and floral notes and Jeremy said the aroma gave off a sweet softness. On the tongue the Tullamore Dew does a nice riverdance with smooth and easy flavors followed by a touch of buttered popcorn for the viewer. It finishes even easier. Maybe even too nice. The whiskey is kind of one note throughout with a tinge of sweetness but no spice or other complexities. While smooth and inoffensive with an excellent balance on the palate, it left me wanting a little more. Still the Tullamore Dew Single Malt 10 is most certainly a nice addition to any whiskey collection, especially for one who appreciates Irish whiskey as much as I do. With a score in the low 70s, it certainly passed our test!

Tullamore Dew Single Malt 10 Year Irish Whiskey

Average Score 71.33

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, Irish, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. This WW feature was scored by Jay DucoteEric Ducote, and Jeremy Spikes. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own proprietary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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