The whiskeys in the Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old Special Reserve have a very high concentration of pot still in addition to grain and malt whiskeys, triple distilled between 12 and 15 years ago from unmalted as well as malted barley. It is a very fine aged whiskey with more complexity coming from the additional aging. All the whiskies in the blend are matured in old Bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks, slowly reaching their perfection. The sherry cask finish gives a sweet nuttiness to the taste. It also has pleasant spicy back notes. On the nose, medium intensity, malty, spicy, toasted wood and vanilla notes. Complex flavours with sweet nuttiness, faint notes of Christmas cake and a hint of lemon.The palate is smooth and full with woody undertones, giving way to sweet oloroso and just a touch of spice. Pleasantly dry finish withslightly lemony and sweet notes lingering.