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Tullamore D.E.W. Celebratory Phoenix Single Batch Tasting notes and reviews

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Tullamore D.E.W. Celebratory Phoenix Single Batch

Brand
Tullamore D.E.W.
Expression
Celebratory Phoenix Single Batch
Type
Irish Whiskey ~ Blended
Abv
55.00%
Website
www.williamgrant.com
Availability
Europe

Chris Goodrum

94
Nose
Grainy spirit with a pot still spiciness. Floral, rye-like notes and subtle, spicy, mocha oak vanillins. The alcohol is holding the oak in place but water knocks it back. Brings out a citrus note.
Palate
Subtle. Coffee, chocolate. Barley and pot still spice, grainy spirit. Really alcoholic but the sugars balance. Water brings out the oils, softer oak and spices.
Finish
What a finish! Intensely herbal and spicy with a real kick. The oak is restrained by the alcohol. Water brings out the herbal notes.
Comment
What is this? An Irish pot still whiskey aged in French oak. Either way, it's gorgeous!

Martine Nouet

72
Nose
Sweet. Lots of caramel. Demerara sugar. A touch of orange (like in Cointreau). Vanilla syrup.
Palate
Sweet and cloying at start, then the alcohol bite takes the sugary sensation away but numbs the palate.
Finish
Rather short, not leaving much, apart from a burning sensation.
Comment
The nose announced a sweet dram but this wasn't the case on the palate. A dash of water smoothes the flavours, but there is perhaps a sensation of immaturity.
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