A charming, old fashioned jug of Tullamore DEW Irish whiskey. Also know as a “Crock” or “Jar” this is a highly traditional presentation of Irish whiskey, with the design dating back to the 1820s. Tullamore DEW have sought the expertise of the world famous Wade Ceramics factory in Stoke-on-Trent, so high quality is assured. The jug is filled with Tullamore DEW’s original Irish Whiskey, the same stuff you get in their bottles: triple distilled, typically Irish, blended whiskey. Aside from the numerous obvious household uses, these jugs are known to be something of a collectors’ item, so worth keeping hold of once you’ve finished with the whiskey. As for the whiskey itself, on the nose it is rich with apple, pear and cereal aromas. A little sherried dried fruit emerges after a while, with candied oranges, and sugared lemon peel. The palate is creamy with a soft mouthfeel. Plenty of vanilla and oaky flavours here, with a little grassy cereal, some woodspice, honey and butter on rye toast. The finish is herbaceous and grassy, with a decent length. Note that occasionally the ceramic has been known to slightly affect the flavour, but only after a considerable period in the jug. A delightfully presented, excellent quality Irish whiskey!