Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tullamore Dew Tasting with Tim Herlihy – Tullamore Dew Brand Ambassador

A very special event with Tim Herlihy – Tullamore Dew Brand Ambassador, USA  

When: Friday, May 25th 7-8:30pm
Where: The Wine & Cheese  Place – 7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton
What: Tullamore Dew MASTERCLASS with  Tim Herlihy – Tullamore Dew Brand Ambassador, USA 
Featuring:  We will taste these with
 Tim Herlihy
  • Tullamore Dew
  • Tullamore Dew 10yr Reserve
  • Tullamore Dew 12yr
  • Tullamore Dew 10yr Single Malt
$15 per person - Seating is limited.  Reservations required click here
or call 314.727.8788

Tim Herlihy – Tullamore Dew Brand Ambassador, USA

As far as whiskey experts go, they don’t come more Irish True than Tullamore Dew Brand Ambassador Tim Herlihy. From his humble beginnings in the small farming town of Termonfeckin in Ireland’s County Louth, to his work as the North American representative for one of Ireland’s most beloved and storied products, Tim’s life and career have been marked by the kind of passion, warmth and love of whiskey that typifies the Irish True character.

Combining an easygoing, jovial demeanor with an almost unrivalled passion for food and drink, Tim has spent his career dedicated to furthering Irish agricultural interests. Whether as an egg farmer, where he was responsible for 80,000 hens, or as a representative of Irish Food Industry Strategic Growth Committee or as the representative of Ireland’s most beloved spirits, Tim has spent a life devoted to bringing the products, personality and spirit of Ireland to life for audiences across the globe.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Tim’s passion for whiskey was ignited in the cozy bars and pubs of his hometown. A natural raconteur, aficionado of useless trivia and self-proclaimed bar game expert, Tim found himself at home in these unique surroundings, where he was drawn first to the conviviality, spirited discussions and regular toasts. Before long, he became immersed in the world of whiskey, appreciating the subtle nuances of different blends, developing an expertise in the production process and, most importantly, amassing a comprehensive collection of bottles!

Tim’s passion and expertise were rewarded when he joined Cooley Distillery, where he lent his skills in dual roles of U.S. Business Developer and Brand Ambassador, promoting the distillery’s renowned Kilbeggan, Tyrconnell, Greenore, and Connemara brands. A true all-rounder, Tim’s work with Cooley allowed Tim to not only spread the gospel of Ireland’s water of life, but also led to him furthering his category expertise, developing a keen nose and palate which eventually led to him taking an active role in all aspects of the process, right down to cask selection and blending. His current role as Tullamore Dew Brand Ambassador sees him bringing his career to a new level, as he travels the country, educating, entertaining and sharing his passion for the most Irish True of Whiskeys.

As at home as he is on a sports field as he is in his favorite Irish True bars, Tim is a fan of rugby (a real man’s football), football (which he now begrudgingly calls soccer) and recently ran his first Marathon in Paris, in a blistering 4hrs 20minutes. But as Tim says, it’s not about the race, it’s about raising a few glasses afterwards. Slainte!

No comments: