Episode 10

Published on:

12th Jun 2020

Episode 10: Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey

Episode 10 features Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey. The second best selling Irish whiskey in the world. It's a blend of three types of whiskey, matured in three different cask types, listen to learn why Tullamore Dew is intertwined with the number three. 40% alcohol by volume, 80 proof.

Episode 10 also highlights the Irish Coffee served at the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco, which pours about 100 bottles of Tullamore Dew a day!

Enjoy this episode with a dram of Tullamore Dew!

Tullamore Dew's official website: https://www.tullamoredew.com/en-gb/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1829 - Distillery founded in Tullamore, Ireland
  • 1890s - Tullamore Dew brand launched
  • 1952 - Irish Coffee introduced at the Buena Vista Cafe
  • 1954 - The original Tullamore distillery closes
  • 1960s - Brand sold to John Powers & Son
  • 1994 - Brand sold to C&C Group
  • 2010 - Brand acquired by William Grant & Son
  • 2014 - New distillery in Tullamore, Ireland opens

Key Cocktail:

This episode devotes a good portion to the tale of the Irish Coffee that's served at San Francisco's Buena Vista Cafe.

Irish Coffee:

  • 1 1/3 oz. Tullamore Dew
  • 2 sugar cubes
  • 4 oz. of hot coffee
  • Fresh lightly whipped cream

Served in a bespoke 6 oz. glass. First the glass is heated by filling with hot water, then drained, 2 sugar cubes are added, then coffee. Sugar and coffee are stirred. Add the Tullamore Dew. Float the cream on top. Enjoy without mixing! Drink the hot coffee through the cold cream.

Additional cocktail recipes can be found on Tullamore Dew's website.


The Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco

Wikipedia article on Tullamore Dew

History of Ireland article on Tullamore Distillery

Whiskey Buzz YouTube featuring Tullamore Dew Global Brand Ambassador

Tullamore Dew's ad "The Beauty of Blend"

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About the Podcast

Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

So enjoy each episode whenever you have time, but it's recommended you enjoy a liquor or liqueur during the show!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.