Tullamore Dew is a popular Irish Whiskey, now owned by William Grant and Sons.
Bottled in the late 1960s by Irish Distillers, who were formed by the amalgamation of Cork Distillers, John Jameson & Son, and John Powers & Son in 1966. The latter had procured the Tullamore Dew brand from D.E. Williams in the early part of that decade, indicating that this may contain whiskey distilled at Power's old John's Lane distillery.
The Old Tullamore Distillery, owned by D.E. Williams closed in 1954, entering an agreement with Powers who would provide whiskey for their brands, Irish Mist and Tullamore Dew. This bottle therefore occupies an unusual spot in the Dew's history, being distilled at John's Lane, sourced by D.E. Williams, and then returned home after his sale of the brand, to be bottled back in the same distillery it was produced.
Tullamore is the 2nd largest selling brand of Irish whiskey and has had its trials and tribulations like every other Irish distillery. Multiple owners over many years didn’t help it manage its stocks of aged whiskey but now under the ownership of William Grant and sons the distillery is enjoying its renaissance. With a new Distillery built in its home town of Tullamore they are experiencing increased growth into markets previously dominated by Jameson. Their Iconic stoneware jars are easily recognised and have become a must have gift after visiting Ireland. Their newest aged whiskeys have a loyal following with bottlings such as the “phoenix” and other special releases attracting the eyes of collectors all over.