Tullamore Dew 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask Finish
Stated Age
12 years old
Sherry Cask Finish
46.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Duty Free Exclusive
Added on
11 Dec 2012 12:33 am

Average value

€ 191.30

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63 × member ratings

161 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tullamore Dew 12-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.03 points

  1. Malthead19 scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    - In terms of price it was very attractive, but unfortunately not in terms of quality
    - one-dimensional average malt
    - out of round, not balanced, but still drinkable
    - for 45 - 50 € clearly too expensive for the quality
    • Nose
      clear sherry note recognizable, but still quite hot, slightly peppery and crisp, you have to linger a little in the glass then it becomes more pleasant
    • Taste
      light sherry, slightly peppery and "bubbly"
    • Finish
      short finish;
      short aftertaste

  2. rolabob scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. AntonArkhipov scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Layered, rich. Fresh, Apple, Sweet Fruits, Candy Canes, Gooseberries, Banana
    • Taste
      Sweet bananas, a little tough
    • Finish
      Soft, long aftertaste of sweet chocolate

  4. Izzino scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Very sweet, fruity - chocolate, orange peel, Cinamon, plumb

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    A cheap 12-year-old in the liter bottle, but not balanced, slightly "out of round".
    • Nose
      sweet, cereals, caramel, distinct sherry flavors;
    • Taste
      fruity on arrival, sherry, peppery spice, oak,
      Alcohol note ("sprittig");
    • Finish
      short alcoholic finish, bitter aftertaste!

  6. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Yes. OK. Tullamore can do something, too. For 40 € / l today a very decent whiskey. I would not push off the shelf.
    • Nose
      sweet, grainy, some almonds / nuts, caramel and a light fresh fruity note (pineapple), which I would rather expect with a bourbon barrel
    • Taste
      Cereal, hazelnut / nougat, with a hint of sweetened pineapple, jelly banana, chocolate, some cinnamon / spiciness
    • Finish
      medium length, nougat, cinnamon

  7. Tabrulavubeg did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Rather nice marzipan and cherry (Mon Cheri) notes on the nose, but stunningly incomplex on the palate. A bit of water helps, but the Irish character seems to be covered by the sherry. Overall quite disappointing, the Phoenix or the 10yo Tullamore Single Malt are much better value for money.

  8. wacher did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It is only sold in Heinemann Duty Free stores. It is a Heinemann Exclusive. 

    Copied from the internet:

    Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Old Single Malt Sherry Cask, a small batch of non chill filtered single malt Irish whiskey finished in sherry casks, will be available across all Heinemann’s own shops.

  9. Mortique did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    According to the bottle this is a single malt whiskey, not a blend. 

    The bottle is not mentioned on the Tullamore homepage and seems to be available for travel retail only.

    Official Tasting Notes:

    A rich golden whiskey with a complex and rounded maltiness followed by citrus sweetness and sherbety spice notes with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg.


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