Tullamore D.E.W. – the original triple distilled, triple blend Irish Whiskey – has unveiled the world’s first cider cask finished Irish whiskey – Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask Finish, which will be available exclusively in global travel retail stores from May 2015.

Designed with worldly whiskey explorers in mind, this unique edition combines two of Ireland’s oldest crafts, cider-making and whiskey-making. The result is a rare and noble Irish whiskey that brings to life the essence of Ireland with notes of toasted oak, tinged with cider sweetness to engage and delight the palate of true Irish whiskey lovers. Due to the seasonal nature of the Irish apple harvest, Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask Finish has limited production, made only between September and November each year.

The new product will be showcased in a Tullamore D.E.W. pop-up shop at Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2, where the brand’s full range of products is available until the end of June. Customers can receive a personalised Tullamore D.E.W. passport when visiting the promotional space, allowing them to become Irish True as part of their journey.

John Quinn, Tullamore D.E.W. Global Brand Ambassador, commented; “To create Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask Finish, we select the finest apples which were then freshly pressed to begin the journey of small-batch cider making. The pressed apples were then held in oak casks for several months.”

He continued; “As the cider fermented, the tart-yet-sweet notes infused the bourbon casks, creating a layered complexity of nose and taste. We then siphoned all the fermenting cider, replacing it with precious Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey for a further three months of maturation.”

Bursting with a light, golden amber glow, Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask Finish tastes as rich as it looks. On the nose, the fresh, leafy, crisp green apple scent and sweet maltiness brings the senses on a journey – straight to the heart of Ireland. The smooth taste is distinctive – soft and mellow, with a lovely balance of oak, creamy malt and sweet, fresh apple notes. This light-bodied whiskey, with a fruity vibrancy, offers the perfect balance of quality whiskey with added intrigue. The sweet, lingering taste carries subtle fruity notes and the final result is a richly rewarding, new taste experience for curious whiskey enthusiasts.

Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask Finish is a 40% ABV triple distilled, triple blend Irish whiskey, available exclusively at Global Travel Retail outlets around the world from May 2015 for a limited time only.

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