Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Bourbon, Oloroso Sherry, Port, Madeira
Number of bottles
41.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 oct 2016 8:22 am by martinni

Average value

€ 103.62

20 × in wishlist

80 × member ratings

207 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Tullamore Dew 18-year-old

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.62 points.

  1. aquataste scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Delicate, sweet, baked apples, a little malty and grain, light varnish, notes of sherry, vanilla, raisins, pepper, spices in the background
    • Taste
      Slightly spicy, dried fruit, vanilla, honey, raisins, oak bitterness, spices in the background
    • Finish
      Short, bitterness of oak, a little milk chocolate

  2. dandyman did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    People who know about whiskey, are well aware that this could not have been made in Midleton, as Midleton simply never produced malt whiskey.
    As this is a triple distilled single malt aged 18 years, this can only be Bushmills whiskey.
    So much for all these self-proclaimed experts around here...

  3. jan.berg scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Color gold
    Viscosity: Aqueous
    Dram: undiluted

    A wonderfully complex and extremely balanced single malt from Ireland. Significantly more complex and multi-layered than the 14er and therefore worth every penny more. Personally, it's almost ironed a little too flat for me. The individual types of cask can practically not be tasted and it is an overall composition, a real flatterer. However, I miss the rough edges, but it certainly depends on my daily form. Still a beautiful malt that doesn't have to hide from the Bushmills 21.

    My rating system:
    100-95: Exceptional whiskeys
    80-94: Top Whiskeys
    50-79: standard whiskey
    0-49: flops
    • Nose
      A really nice fruity note flows towards you first. I would rather describe it as a really ripe green apple, accompanied by a really nice note of wood, of cinnamon, nutmeg, sawdust in a carpenter's workshop, plus sweet notes of intense forest honey, bitter orange jam, plus grassy and floral notes of freshly mown lawn, cucumber salad in the Background, creme brulee, apricots, peaches, guava, papaya, gooseberries, currants, unripe grapes, freshly grated orange peel, baked apple at the fair, sweet cherry jam, Holstein plum jam, clove pepper, lemon zest
    • Taste
      The tongue is first covered with sweet notes such as freshly cooked vanilla pudding, creme brûlée, cotton candy, brown sugar, as well as slightly grassy notes with a citrus aroma, such as lemongrass, dandelion salad, light bitter moments after burnt caramel, light mocha moments, espresso, tropical fruits after ripe grapes , Papaya, passion fruit, overripe anannas, sweet cherry jam, slightly leathery moments, dried tobacco leaves, spicy gingerbread, cinnamon rolls, very light Holstein plum jam, really nice and creamy mouthfeel, you can't feel any alcohol and is super built-in, almost like a liqueur, Harribo liquorice snails
    • Finish
      The finish is long, very fruity at first, then becoming more and more bitter and a clear wood influence, lightly burnt caramel, mocha, espresso and is then replaced again by the fruity light fruits, liquorice snails, cinnamon sticks

  4. DenisLeonov did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Found an old 2017 test.
    pleasant aroma and grapefruit in the aftertaste gave pleasure. the taste did not live up to expectations. (84)
    • Nose
      green apple, soda, caramel, vegetables? Citrus notes, oak, I like
    • Taste
      first impression - bitterness, caramel, malt, .dush. dry biscuit rim, oak
    • Finish
      sweet. soft. not a lot prickly. then bitterness. medium - maybe even longer than average. the taste of bitter green grass is replaced by grapefruit

  5. Izzino scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful, beautiful fruity Irish eighteen

  6. Svjatogor scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    n: sweet, tropical, strawberry, matacuja, papaya, sherry
    t: smooth, vanilla
    a: nuts, wood, black pepper

  7. claymore84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 12-17-2020.

  8. Ostap scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Good drink, delicious. However, not for tasting at all. Just drink.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Vanilla, apples, candy, a little chemical notes, baked apple, cinnamon.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Candy, juicy, vanilla, tropical fruits, berries, cream.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Candy, vanilla, tropical fruits, cream.

  9. Mr. D. scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. DenisLeonov did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Balance sheet (20) Frankly weak ... or simply not in my taste????♂️ (81) I think the Irish should not be diluted below 46%
    • Nose
      Apples ... spices ... mango and canned pineapple ... vanilla ... a drop of varnish ... sweet mandarin (21)
    • Taste
      The taste is soft, rounded ... fruity ... slightly woody (20)
    • Finish
      Finish fruity, peppery ... plastic and compote ... lemon peel ... burnt-out board (20)

  11. martinni scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      caramelised fruits and woody spice
    • Taste
      apple, vanilla, cinnamon
    • Finish
      rich, lingering malty sweetness


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