Day 7 - Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Old Special Reserve

Friday felicitations all!

Now we've completed a 6 day preview of our festive special edition - "A Very Sherry Whiskymas", it's time to move on to something new.

By "move on", I actually mean "look back"...

...and by "something new", I actually mean "something old"!

From now on, all our advent drams are ones we pulled out of our archives, and Day 7's feature whisky dates back the furthest in The Dram Team's history.

All the way from August 2017's "Love Thy Neighbour" box, it is Tullamore D.E.W.'s Special Reserve 12 Year Old.

To help us mark this historic dram, we've invited our longest serving subscriber, Vin PF of the excellent and popular No Nonsense Whisky channel on YouTube to join me in reviewing this whisky.

Before you join me and Vin, make sure to catch up with the introduction to 25 Days of Drams and drop in on any days you've missed here.

(and complete the advent whisky calendar survey to tell us what you want next year!)

Without further ado, here I am talking about my love of Irish whiskey, with Vin wrapping up with his review straight after:

Recap: For each day of the 25 (we're Christmas day drammers here at the Dram Team), I'm going to give a few brief reasons I think each dram is worth your time and attention - which are the same reasons I picked each one to be in our boxes in the first place. And, we're giving away the full set of drams:

Reasons why Chris recommends this whisky:

Reason 1 - It showcases everything that is wonderful about Irish whiskey, with lovely fresh grassy notes blending gorgeously with sugary caramels and vanilla. Like cracking open the top of a crème brûlée!

Reason 2 It is triple distilled, which is fairly usual for an Irish whiskey, but not common at all for Scotches (with Auchentoshan and Hazelburn being the exceptions).

Reason 3 - As Vin says, it might seem expensive for a 12 year old whisky that is blended (very normal for all Irish whiskies), but the upgrade from the (highly drinkable!) standard Tully D.E.W. is significant, and this is a dram that earns its mid-tier price point.