John Quinn the Global Brand ambassador of Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey is in Kenya for a week to drive the ‘Power of Three’ campaign of the world’s special Irish Whiskey.
Looking very good for his age, the 60 Year Old John is one of the longest serving Irish Whiskey person, “I’ve been in the whisky business since 1974 and worked with different brands till the late 80s when I joined Tullamore DEW. 6 years ago the company said, ok, enough sales and marketing development, we need a global ambassador and you’re it.” John has been recognised by both his peers and the industry for his knowledge and commitment to Irish whiskey. He was named ‘Whiskey Brand Ambassador’ of the year by Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky awards 2016. If that wasn’t enough to boost his ever expanding ego, John was also named one of the Top 10 most influential people in Irish whiskey by The Spirits Business in 2016. “People ask me what I do for a living and I say I talk and drink.” While in Kenya, John will be attending different Whiskey tastings around Nairobi and radio interviews so keep a keen ear if you want to know more of the Whiskey world.
Tullamore D.E.W. is the only whiskey to insist on the ‘Power of Three’ at the three key stages of whiskey making: It’s triple distilled to produce a whiskey of exceptional smoothness. It’s a triple blend of all three types of Irish whiskey: golden grain, single malt, and pot still, yielding a complexity of the whiskey. It’s triple cask matured in three distinct cask types to create unrivalled depth and balance of flavour to the variety. The award winning range includes: Tullamore D.E.W. Original, Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Old Special Reserve, Tullamore D.E.W. 15 Year Old Trilogy, Tullamore D.E.W. 14 Year Old Single Malt, Tullamore D.E.W. 18 Year Old Single Malt, Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask Finish and Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix. Sadly enough, the only ranges we have in Kenya is the Original and the 12 Year Old which have been on the counter for almost an year but definitely more to come for all the whiskey lovers out there.