17 March 2009

Give every man his dew

There are clearly a number of Irish skippering the rivers of the Jungle Cruise, as is evident by this jug of whiskey found in the queue. Tullamore Dew was first distilled in the small village of Tullamore, County Offaly, Ireland in 1829. It has since become the second most popular brand of Irish whiskey in the world.

Looking to the name on the jug, Tullamore Dew, clearly the location of its distilling was critical to its naming. The other piece of the name, Dew, originated with an early owner, Daniel E. Williams, whose initials spell Dew.

Williams was not only the namesake of the product, but he was also critical in bringing change to Tullamore. During the course of his life, he brought electricity, telephones, and motorized transportation to Tullamore.

In 1963 the distilling of Tullamore Dew was moved to Cork, where it is still made today. The processes and specifications that went into the Irish whiskey in Tullamore were, and are, retained. As is the name, Tullamore Dew.

1 comment:

Princess Fee said...

VERY nice capture!!! Hidden away - I like it!