To Celebrate Its Re-Opening, The Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre Launches The Tully Cocktail Making Class
Tullamore D.E.W Is Shaking Things Up With An Evening of Cocktail Making and Craic In Tullamore
After three months of closure, the Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre is delighted to open its doors once more. To celebrate its long awaited re-opening, the Visitor Centre is introducing a new offering to visitors, The Tully Cocktail Making Class, which is due to go live on July 31st. This experience is designed for groups of friends or family who want to enjoy an evening out, learn something new and have craic along the way. A visit to the home of Tullamore D.E.W. brings the true heritage of whiskey making in Ireland to life. The cocktail class is a must for whiskey explorers or adventurous ‘staycationers’ eager to learn something new.
The Tully Cocktail Making Class will host four evening sessions per week. During the specially curated sessions, guests will receive a drink on arrival and learn how to make three delicious cocktails, one of which they will bottle to takeaway & enjoy at home.
The experience will be hosted by one of Tullamore D.E.W.’s brand ambassadors and cocktail experts. They will teach guests everything from the history of the brand in Tullamore to how to use simple ingredients to make great drinks. Guests will learn the importance of getting the balance of flavours right along with perfect presentation. This class will help elevate guest’s understanding of the world of cocktails and how Irish whiskey works wonderfully in some of the most iconic drinks. The Tullamore D.E.W. cocktail making expert will share tricks and tips that are sure to impress friends and family at any occasion.
The cocktail making menu includes some old favourites along with some new show stoppers that are sure to impress. The menu includes ; Whiskey Sour (Shaker), Tully XO Daiquiri (Stirred), Tullamore D.E.W. Old Fashioned (Stirred). This special experience can accommodate up to eight people and is perfect for a fun night out with a twist. The cocktail session will last 2 hours and is priced at €50 per person. This includes four delicious drinks, a cocktail masterclass, as well as a branded glass & cocktail making handbook/guide so visitors can perfect their skills at home! The tour can be booked online on www.tullamoredew.com
Speaking about the launch of The Tully Cocktail Making Experience in the Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre Marketing Manager, Cathy Sullivan said; ‘Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our guests was the number one priority when planning our reopening but we also wanted to deliver a new, innovative experience for our guests to enjoy. We know many people have found the last few months at home tough. We believe our Cocktail Making Experience offers visitors something both new and exciting to do within a safe, social setting. We’re really looking forward to welcoming guests back to Tullamore.’
Other key experiences that will recommence at the Visitor Centre include:
1. Curious Tasters Journey – An introduction to Irish whiskey, taking in every step of the whiskey making process, with a tutored tasting of three expressions of Tullamore D.E.W.
2. Whiskey Wise Master Class – An opportunity to discover the hidden depths of the Tullamore D.E.W. range with an extended whiskey tasting in the privacy and comfort of the D.E. Williams Branch House.
3. Tutored Whiskey Tasting & Story Telling Session – An in-depth session on the Tullamore D.E.W. liquid and its rich history in Ireland.
Set in the original bonded warehouse for Tullamore D.E.W., the Visitor Centre stands tall and proud on the banks of the Grand Canal. The location of this stunning 19th century building, which has retained much of its character and charm, was crucial in transporting the town’s most famous export to Dublin and beyond for distribution around the world. The midlands region was ideal for whiskey distilling, with an abundance of water, turf for fuel and excellent barley growing conditions.
Today, thousands of visitors from both Ireland and around the world visit Tullamore to share in its heritage and discover the story of Ireland’s Original Triple Blend. Located in Ireland’s heartland, the Visitor Centre is just a 1 hour drive or train ride from both Dublin and Galway city, making it one of Ireland’s most accessible attractions.
Visitors to the Centre are taken on an immersive and sensory journey which brings the stories of Irish whiskey, the distilling process and Tullamore D.E.W. to life, while showcasing the legacy of Daniel E. Williams, who worked his way up from the lowest rungs of the distillery to become the owner; creating a whiskey so distinctive and character-filled, it could only be stamped with his initials: D.E.W.Visitors can also enjoy dishes of imagination and flair, combining the finest local ingredients with a warm and atmospheric eating experience at ‘The Bond’ restaurant. Whiskey-inspired dishes include the ‘Caribbean Pulled Jerk Pork Tacos with banana salsa’ – infused with a reduction of Tullamore D.E.W. XO Rum cask finish and demerara sugar or the classic ‘Steak Sandwich’ – with tender strips of sirloin steak flambéed in Tullamore D.E.W. Old Bonded Warehouse Release, a rare, exclusively crafted batch of whiskey only available for purchase at the Visitor Centre shop.
Awards and Accolades
Rated the no. 1 attraction to visit in County Offaly on TripAdvisor, the Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre welcomes over 50,000 guests annually from around the globe, predominantly from the USA, Germany and France. This season they expect to welcome lots of visitors from neighbouring counties across Ireland. The Visitor Centre and Offaly has lots to offer those who want to enjoy a day out with a difference or a weekend trip to a place that’s famed for its experiences, accommodation and entertainment.
Tullamore D.E.W. is the second largest Irish whiskey brand in the world, with global sales of more than 1.4 million (9L) cases worldwide. In 2014, William Grant and Sons completed construction of a new state-of-the-art distillery in Tullamore, marking the return of whiskey production to the town; 60 years after the original distillery closed its doors. The distillery is just a 5 minute drive from the Tullamore D.E.W. Visitors Centre.
Whiskey explorers can book tours online at: www.tullamoredew.com or by calling the Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre on +353 57 9325015