Whisky Advocate: With New Distillery, Tullamore D.E.W. Is Going Grain To GlassDecember 7, 2017
William Grant & Sons’ Tullamore D.E.W. has made ribbon cutting obsolete. For the opening of their new distillery on October 19, 2017, a bottle of Tullamore D.E.W. was smashed against a grain column like the launching of a ship, eliciting cheers from the assembled guests. The grain distillery’s opening comes three years after Tullamore began production at its malt and pot still whiskey distillery, located adjacent to the new facility. After a $70 million investment, Tullamore D.E.W. has been transformed: long blended from sourced whiskey, the brand’s production is now going grain to glass.
Ranked second among all Irish whiskies in the U.S. market, Tullamore D.E.W. has more than doubled in size since 2012, and is in range of the quarter-million-case mark for 2017. Globally, the brand topped 1 million cases for the first time last year on an increase of 8%. Whisky Advocate has a full report on what Tullamore D.E.W. has in store now that its new grain distillery is up and running.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.