Located right in the centre of town on the edge of the Grand Canal which connects Dublin to the River Shannon and Tullamore to the rest of the world. The old bonded warehouse was where all those fine bottles of Tullamore D.E.W. left for the wider world. The visitors’ centre is small, and we certainly recommend the tasting tour so you can get an understanding of the history of whiskey in Tullamore. Tullamore D.E.W is a play on the name of the creator of the company and the man who made it famous. Daniel E Williams is a fascinating rags to riches story. Tullamore DEW is Ireland’s second-biggest exported whiskey at over 1 million cases per annum (2016). It is a fine soft Irish Whiskey with subtle tones of vanilla and goes straight to the craic cells. As part of our rigorous testing, we brought a cross-section of European Encuentro dancers there earlier in 2019. They say a picture speaks a thousand words. Take a look. The Old Tullamore Distillery was established in Tullamore, in 1829. The original home of Tullamore Dew the distillery closed in 1954, having endured financial difficulties for many years, like many Irish whiskey distilleries of the early 20th century. The Tullamore Dew brand was later sold to John Powers & Co., with production transferred to the Midleton Distillery in County Cork. In 2010, the brand was purchased by William Grant & Sons, (fecking Scots!) who invested in the construction of a new distillery in Tullamore. The new Tullamore Distillery opened in 2014, bringing production of the whiskey back to Tullamore following a break of sixty years. It will be one of the fine Irish Whiskeys on offer at Garúa for you to warm your smiles with.
Posted by Rita. Updated 27 June 2022.