St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and to celebrate the holiday, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey has launched a 50 State Irish True Pub Tour. The event kicked off on St. Practice Day, February 17th, one month before the Irish holiday. The tour is led by Tullamore D.E.W. brand ambassador and Irish pub historian, Tim Herlihy as he travels the country in search of the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in all 50 states.
The tour additionally celebrates the debut of Tullamore D.E.W. Trilogy, a 15 year old Irish whiskey that is now a permanent addition to the brand's range in the US. Trilogy is matured in three cask types of three unique woods and is the oldest Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey released to date. While Tim has been discovering some of the oldest Irish pubs in the US and having a cup of Irish Coffee at its birthplace, he's also been offering tastings of the new Trilogy for people he meets along the way to get a first taste.
Tim Herlihy, is no stranger to quality Irish whiskey. He was born in Termonfeckin, Ireland where he began his career with the Cooley Distillery. Since then, he's traveled to distilleries across Ireland, Scotland, the US and beyond, studying the history of whiskey and the entire production process from malting to maturation. As Tullamore D.E.W.'s Ambassador, Tim has presented at whiskey shows and cocktail weeks, presented on Irish whiskey history, cocktails and one of his personal favorite topics, the Irish pub.
Follow Tim on Instagram and Twitter to follow along his journey across the US experiencing St. Patrick's Day celebrations, visiting some of the oldest Irish Pubs in the country and much more. See below for a few Instagram shots from Tim's account.
The tour kicked off in Los Angeles and will finish in New York City on St. Patrick's Day with a celebration at The Dead Rabbit. The tour will officially conclude at 3:33pm where a nationwide toast will be held paying a tribute to the triple blend of whiskeys that was pioneered by Tullamore D.E.W. Visit the Tullamore D.E.W. Facebook page for special announcements regarding the tour and keep an eye out for his stop in your nearest city. If he hasn't been to your state yet, that means he's still on his way!