The "Heritage" was being poured at the SMWS Extravanganza-Seattle last March though not at the more recent one in November. Long story short, Tullamore was situated immediately next to Suntory and as everyone else was forming long lines for the scotch whiskies my first five drams were, in order, three Suntorys, Tully 12yo, and then the Heritage. It was a great Irish whiskey and upon returning home I excitedly emailed an old friend who is very much into his Irish heritage about it. It was a well balanced dram with some of the buttery mouthfeel of the 12. I recall some tempered sweetness on the nose and an overall lovely and straightforward, though not at all disappointing, malt taste profile. It was great stuff. I asked the brand ambassador if it was available in Washington and was disappointed at his negative reply. To make up for that he poured me two or three more, I honestly don't recall how many it was
Great conversation about Ireland ensued and I left hoping I could get my hands on a bottle of it. Never happened though.