Tullamore D.E.W., the Original Triple Blend Irish whiskey, has launched Tullamore D.E.W. XO Caribbean Rum Cask Finish in the UK and I was there to taste it at the launch! On Monday night, I was invited to one of my favorite bars, Nine Lives, to experience Tully XO.
Tully XO starts with the original triple distilled, triple blend, triple wood matured Irish whiskey, then it’s given an additional finish in XO Caribbean rum casks, picking up some sweet and tropical flavors along the way.
During the tasting, I learned about the role that the Irish played in the early development of rum in the Caribbean. In the 16th and 17th centuries more than 50,000 Irish emigrants arrived in the ‘West Indies’, where it is believed their experience of whiskey distilling became blended with local expertise, playing an instrumental role in the inception and growth of the Caribbean rum business.
The bar geniuses from Homeboy in North London came down south specifically for the event, bringing with them a slew of amazing cocktails. The Bananasaurus Rex tasted like the best Banana Milkshake I could ever imagine!
Check out one of the other fantastic recipes:
XO DAIQUIRI – A Tully XO twist on a classic rum cocktail.
- 2 parts Tully XO
- 1 part fresh lime juice
- 0.5 parts sugar syrup
- Garnish with a lime wheel
If you want to buy a bottle, you can find it here or click on the image!