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The Ultimate Guide To Tullamore D.E.W. Honey

As the second-largest Irish whiskey brand in the world in one of the fastest-growing categories, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey is experimenting with flavor innovations. One such whiskey is the Tullamore D.E.W. Honey.

When I began my journey as Tullamore D.E.W.‘s U.S. Ambassador after working in my hometown bar in Cork, Ireland, one of my very first tasks was learning the ins and outs of how Tullamore D.E.W Honey was crafted. I quickly realized that Tullamore D.E.W. Honey is one-of-a-kind, being the first-ever Irish whiskey innovation made with 100% Natural Bohemian Honey.

So, what makes Tullamore D.E.W. Honey one of the brand’s best and most innovative expressions? Let’s talk about it in this ultimate guide to Tullamore D.E.W. Honey. 

How is Tullamore D.E.W. Honey Made? 

To make Tullamore D.E.W. Honey, we blend three different styles of whiskey – pot still, malt and grain – to create an original, award-winning Irish whiskey filled with depth and character. The Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey is triple distilled and then matured in three different casks (ex-bourbon, sherry, and refill Irish casks) to maintain balance.

Once the whiskey is perfected, we then combine it with our 100% natural Bohemian honey,  sourced from Bohemian hives in the Czech Republic. Bohemian hives are known for having the world’s finest honey. In addition to this, the honey is produced by small, independent beekeepers. As such, the honey within the liquor guarantees an exceptional quality and sweet taste.

Whilst other liquor brands have made honey-infused spirits by coating the casks in honey for finishing, Tullamore D.E.W makes the Honey Irish Whiskey in a completely unique and innovative way. 

Where Is It Made? 

Tullamore Distillery. Credit: Tullamore D.E.W.

Tullamore D.E.W. Honey is crafted in the charming and picturesque town of Tullamore, Ireland. A small Irish community with only 23 roundabouts and 15 local pubs, Tullamore D.E.W is something of an institution in the town, and is a large contributor to the area’s welcoming character. 

In addition to being the home of Ireland’s oldest pub, Tullamore is also where the Tullamore D.E.W.’s Irish Whiskey Distillery makes its magic. Spanning 58 acres, the distillery hosts over 365,000 barrels of Irish Whiskey and produces over 2.9 million gallons of Irish Whiskey each year.

Visitors of the distillery not only have the opportunity to taste Tullamore D.E.W. Honey on-site but also can blend and bottle their unique whiskey to buy and take home. This state-of-the-art invention does not exist anywhere else, creating the most distinctive, personalized whiskey-making experience. 

What Does It Taste Like? 

I spent years tasting a wide variety of spirits while crafting cocktails at my hometown bar in Ireland, The Olde Fiddle. Nothing quite compares to the vibrant taste of Tullamore D.E.W. Honey.

Delicate spices intertwine with natural sweet notes on the nose. A silky honey texture, underscored by hints of vanilla, tantalizes the taste buds. The rich combination of Irish whiskey and honey leaves a sweet warmth that adds a fresh twist to an endearing classic.

Tullamore D.E.W. Honey is the perfect entry point for those who want to try Irish whiskey for the first time. In Tullamore, there is a warmth within the local community, so the new liquor mimics this personality through a distinctly welcoming flavor profile that invites all types of drinkers to try liquid gold.

How To Enjoy Tullamore D.E.W. Honey

Enjoy a refreshing Tully Honey Highball this summer! Credit: Tullamore D.E.W.

A Tully Honey Highball is one of my favorite cocktails to stir up and sip while the weather warms up for spring and summer, and the recipe is so simple! 

First, combine two parts Tullamore D.E.W. Honey, four parts lemonade and cubed ice. Then, stir and pour into a tall glass. Finally, garnish with a fresh lemon wedge. On these beautiful sunny days, the Tully Honey Highball is the best cocktail for sitting by the pool and enjoying a picnic in the park. 

On the other hand, during these rainy spring days, I like to make an easy Earl Gray Hot Toddy. The ingredients consist of two parts Tullamore D.E.W. Honey, four parts hot water, lemon juice and one bag of Earl Gray tea. First, I add Tullamore D.E.W. Honey, lemon juice and freshly brewed Earl Grey tea in my favorite mug. Then, I stir to mix and garnish with a lemon wedge. This comforting take on a classic cocktail has been so refreshing during these Spring showers. 

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Clodagh Mai O'Callaghan

Clodagh Mai O'Callaghan is the US Ambassador for Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey. Having grown up in Cork, Ireland, and working in her hometown bar, Clodagh developed a passion for Irish whiskey and the quality whiskey produced at the Tullamore Distillery.

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