Dew was founded by Michael Molloy in 1829 in the
picturesque town of Tullamore in the heart of Ireland,
approximately 50 kilometres west of Dublin. Mr Molloy
successfully ran the distillery until his death in 1887
when it was passed to the Daly family. The Daly family
did not run the distillery themselves but hired a man
named Daniel E Williams to do the job. In addition to
eventually becoming the General Manager of the
distillery Mr Williams is important since his initials
are the source of the ‘Dew’ in Tullamore Dew.
Production at the original distillery was halted in 1954
due to low demand and declining profits. Since 1975
Tullamore Dew is produced at the large facility in
Midleton. The brand was bought in 1994 by the C&C Group
PLC who are currently owned by the Allied Domestic Ltd.
Tullamore has a large market in Germany and have created
a German website to improve their service to their
of Tullamore Dew
Tullamore Dew 12
Commonly considered as the mildest Irish whiskey.
Visitors: The Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre lies
west of Dublin, approximately one hour by car. The
centre was opened in the year 2000 in Tullamore’s old
Bonded warehouse which was built in 1897. The Heritage
Centre is open all year round. All information material
and exhibitions are available in English, French and
German including a 6-minute audio visual presentation.
Visitors are always welcome to take a self-guided
tour, but advance booking is recommended for those who
wish to take the guided tour. Either way, the tour is
extensive and takes the visitor through the entire
production process. The tour takes about one hour to
The Heritage Centre has a well-stocked gift shop and a
fully licensed coffee shop.
Opening hours are:
May-Sep: Mon-Sat 09.00-18.00, Sun 12.00-17.00
Oct-Apr: Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 12.00-17.00
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