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Tullamore D.E.W. announces the launch of world’s first cider cask finished Irish whiskey

CIDER CASK 2015_original_1Tullamore D.E.W. has today officially announced the launch of the world’s first cider cask finished Irish whiskey, which will be available exclusively in Travel Retail.

Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask Finish (40% ABV) combines two of Ireland’s oldest crafts, cider-making and whiskey-making. The result is a triple distilled blend that is said to take the senses on a journey, straight to the heart of Ireland.

This latest release from the world’s second largest Irish whiskey brand, is described as being distinctively soft and mellow on the palate, with notes of toasted oak, creamy malt and fresh apples, with a cider sweetness to engage and delight the palate of Irish whiskey lovers.

Commenting on the new release, John Quinn, Tullamore D.E.W. Global Brand Ambassador, said: “To create Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask Finish, we selected the finest apples, which were then freshly pressed and held in oak casks for several months. As the cider fermented, the tart-yet-sweet notes infused the bourbon casks. We then siphoned all the fermenting cider, replacing it with Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey for a further three months of maturation.”

He continued by saying: “Once a year, this finely-balanced, sophisticated spirit is created here in the heart of Ireland, punctuated by an Irish seasonal craft with exquisite subtlety. By combining the age-old tradition of cider making – which dates back to the 1600s – with Tullamore D.E.W.’s 185 years of expertise in whiskey making, we believe that what we’ve produced is something incredibly exciting – a product that’s truly worth seeking out.”

Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask Finish, will be available exclusively through global travel retail outlets for a RRP of €35.