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Overall rating
78.00/100
vote
1
Whiskybase ID
WB46186
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1945
Bottled
1989
Stated Age
44 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
11 Nov 2013 9:27 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 749.99

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Whisky Reviews for Tullamore Dew 1945 Willie Napier

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.00 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Legendary Irish whiskey from the long gone B. Daly (old) Tullamore Distillery. Unfortunately this whiskey is completely dominated by wood. A real disappointment. Only for the collectors I'm afraid.
    • Nose
      Starts with lots of sandal wood, teak oak and saw dust. Followed with dustiness of old libraries and cigar boxes. Spices of clove, nutmeg and camphor. Also hints of rum and raisin toffee. Whiff of stewed figs and dates at the background.
    • Taste
      Very thin on the mouth with resin, pine and a lot of oak again. Followed with touch of roasted chestnuts. May be some toasted almonds later on. Cinnamon as well. Unfortunately the woodiness dominates the palate completely. Mind you this whiskey has been in the casks for 44 year.
    • Finish
      Disappointedly short. A little ginger and some mint. That's all.

  2. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    This started off being distilled by B. Daly at the old Tullamore Distillery in County Offaly before being aged for an incredible 44 years. The barrel it came from had been purchased by Willie Napier who owned the Central Bar in Lisburn. It lay forgotten about for many years before being bottled in 1989.

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