- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
88 pts. Wine Enthusiast: May, 1997
Yellow amber. Medium-bodied. Clover honey, pear, anise. Sweet enticing floral nose. Very pretty on the palate with a “come hither” seductive palate. Pleasant impression of sweetness remains throughout.
87 pts.Wine Enthusiast: March, 2012
Bright yellow-gold, with a light vanilla aroma and flavor and soft, light feel. This blended whiskey is malleable and versatile, and best with some dilution and sweetness added, such as in a cocktail with a splash of vermouth or built tall with ginger ale.
85–89 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 1, 2008
Lovely scents of sweet grains, sugared breakfast cereal and pine make for pleasing sniffing. Entry is nimble, gently sweet, almost piney and honeyed; the midpalate stage carries on with style and smoothness, as the taste profile remains steadfast and mildly sweet. Finishes with a honey thrust that’s exhilarating and delightful.
84 pts. Beverage Testing Institute: May 1, 2001
Pale yellowish-gold. A light-bodied palate displays subtle vanillin and floral notes. Finishes mildly with a refreshing crispness that is indicative of the grain whiskey component. An easy drinking style.
Quarterly Review of Wines: ,
Tullamore Dew with its attractive golden hue has vanilla aromas with a touch of caramel. Smooth, delicate palate entry mirrors vanilla and caramel characters found in the aroma. Sweet oakiness adds dimension to overall good length.
Santé: March, 2007
Good body and concentration of aromas and flavors with lots of vanilla and spice; balanced finish with some heat. Well-made.
Wine Enthusiast: March, 2001
Yellow/honey/medium amber hue. the nose approaches being ambrosial, so intensely fruity is it; alluring estery, ripe and sweet scents of tropical fruits, most predominantly tangerine backed up by guava, orange rind, and kiwi, make for an unusual but totally captivating whiskey perfume. The sweet palate entry gives way to a midpalate off-dry firmness which spotlights caramel, toffee, woody flavors; succulent and feather-light on the tongue, but strangely the concentrated fruitiness isn’t evident in the taste. The finish is clean, medium-long, sweet and squarely focused on the caramel/toffee component. An easy, uncomplicated, and undemanding Irish dram.
Market Watch: January 1, 1997
Violet aromas; floral and burnt honey flavors; long, spicy finish with the scent of brown sugar left in the glass.
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal: December 1, 2007
Pale gold/flax color; superior clarity. Lovely scents of sweet grains, sugared breakfast cereal, and pine make for pleasing early sniffing; the nose fades and tad following aeration, but displays enough quality to gain a star. Entry is nimble, gently sweet, almost piney and honeyed; the midpalate stage carries on with style and smoothness, as the taste profile remains steadfast and mildly sweet. Finishes with a honey-like thrust that’s exhilarating and delightful Recommended.