Original Triple Blend Irish Whiskey Finished in Demerara Rum Casks Brings Beauty of Blend to Life, Combining Irish Heart with Caribbean Soul.
Tullamore D.E.W., the original triple distilled, triple blend Irish whiskey, is pleased to share its latest innovative release: Tullamore D.E.W. Caribbean Rum Cask Finish. Available now in the U.S. market, the new variant consists of the brand’s signature Irish whiskey, Tullamore D.E.W. Original, finished in barrels previously used to age Demerara rum.
Tullamore D.E.W. Caribbean Rum Cask Finish is inspired by the brand’s new global advertising campaign, “Beauty of Blend,” which champions the ways in which blends of all kinds impact our whiskey and our world for the better. In the 16th and 17th centuries, more than 50,000 Irish immigrants settled in the West Indies where a tradition of Irish whiskey distilling blended with local rum production and expanded the business globally. Reflecting this unique history, the product’s packaging is inspired by antique Caribbean trade maps, passport stamps and travel journals.
“The new Caribbean Rum Cask Finish is a versatile addition to the Tullamore D.E.W. range. The new release is delicious when enjoyed neat or on the rocks, in a classic cocktail or even in unexpected Caribbean-inspired drinks. We’re eager for whiskey explorers to discover this new, delicious extension.”
– Tim Herlihy, U.S. Ambassador for Tullamore D.E.W.
Further cementing the brand’s reputation as a leader in Irish whiskey innovation, Tullamore D.E.W. Caribbean Rum Cask Finish (43% ABV, SRP $25.99 – $28.99 / 750 ml bottle) is incredibly smooth and rich, exuding notes of vanilla and oak overlaid with citrus, ripe bananas and delicate spice. The beautiful golden amber glow brings you on a journey to the heart of the Caribbean as hints of dates and raisins give a long and sweet finish, a truly exceptional flavor.
“At our Tullamore distillery, we are constantly experimenting in our whiskey making. Caribbean Rum Cask Finish was just one of many trials, but immediately stood out to our whiskey makers as being something truly special. Many styles of Caribbean rum were tested, but our carefully selected first fill Demerara rum casks imparted distinctive sweet tropical fruit and warm spice flavors to our original blend. The combination of Irish heart and Caribbean soul balance beautifully.”
– John Quinn, Tullamore D.E.W. Global Ambassador
Tullamore D.E.W. Caribbean Rum Cask Finish is a permanent addition to the Tullamore D.E.W. collection and joins an impressive innovation line-up, including the Tullamore D.E.W. Original, 12 Year Old Special Reserve, 15 Year Old Trilogy and 14 and 18 Year Old Single Malts as well as the seasonal Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask.