Tuesday Taste-off: Tullamore D.E.W. vs Jameson Irish Whiskey

Tullamore DEW vs Jameson

Triple Distilled Face Off, The Irish Whiskey

Today’s face off involves the two original, triple distilled Irish whiskey’s of old and new.  We’ve been hearing about the latest buzz of Tullamore D.E.W. and decided to square this newer, modernized blend against the age old Jameson Irish whiskey.  See what our taste-off review results are between the two and how we prefer them.

01. Tullamore D.E.W. Original

A little history of the first Tullamore distillery, established in 1829 in the town of Tullamore and founded by Daniel E. Williams.  This finely crafted whiskey was stamped with the initials D.E.W. for approval by Daniel.  Their distillery was recently brought back to the original town of Tullamore, Co Offaly in 2014.

Triple distilled and patiently aged in a combination of ex-bourbon and sherry casks, this original blended Irish whiskey is known the world over for its smooth and gentle complexity.

Tullamore D.E.W. is an Irish whisky blend, triple distilled with plenty of citrus and vanilla hints.  If your a fan of something lighter, and simpler–Tullamore D.E.W. is the whiskey to go for by that sense.  This Irish whiskey is definitely lighter and easier to drink, as it brings out a lot of vanilla flavors and has a much sweeter palette.

Website: https://www.tullamoredew.com

02. Jameson Original

Sine Metu. “Without fear” which is embedded on the Jameson family crest.  Jameson Irish Whiskey started their distillery in Dublin, established in 1780 by John Jameson.  John Jameson used this motto to fiercely distill his Irish whiskey, and is still engraved in the Jameson motto today.

Jameson Original is a blend of pot still and fine grain whiskeys that is as versatile as it is smooth. Triple-distilled and aged for a minimum of 4 years, this is the timeless whiskey that turned our green bottle into an icon.

Jameson triple distilled brings with it a blend of floral, peppered spicy wood and hints of sweetness.  If your preference for Irish whiskey is more on the oak side of the palette, then Jameson wins in that taste class.  This Irish whiskey has a darker shade of color, with lots of peppery wood hints.

Website: https://www.jamesonwhiskey.com

The Verdict

Jameson has a much spicier and woody taste compared to the sweet vanilla notes of Tullamore D.E.W.  Our two tasters voted for Jameson Original as their taste of choice between the two original, triple distilled Irish whiskeys.

If your looking for something to go down much smoother, and simpler than Tullamore D.E.W. wins in that category of tasting.  Jameson taken neat or on the rocks is the preferred way to drink, as it has a darker and heavier taste.


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