Triple Threat: Meet Tullamore D.E.W.’s Latest Whiskey, Trilogy

first_imgPeople say lots of things in life come in threes, but Tullamore D.E.W.’s latest release, Trilogy, is going to be the only thing anywhere remotely associated with threes that you’ll want in your life. Released earlier this year, Trilogy is a blend of all three styles of Irish whiskey—pot still, malt, and grain—which gives it a unique character from nose to finish. Not only are all three styles of Irish whiskey represented, but it also aged in three different types of barrels, greatly changing the flavor from what you might think of with another Irish whiskey. First, Trilogy does its time in ex-Bourbon casks. Next, it is transferred to Oloroso sherry butts before finally being put into rum casks which, according to Tullamore D.E.W. Brand Ambassador and pub historian Tim Herlihy, “delivers a richer, smoother, more complex whiskey with a full-bodied taste of fruit, nuts and spice, and a lingering creamy fudge flavor. The nose has a nutty oakiness and rich spice interlaced with a hint of tropical fruit.”Related: It’s World Whiskey Day—Need We Say More?If that isn’t enough for you, Trilogy is Tullamore D.E.W.’s oldest member in their lineup, clocking in at fifteen years. This age, plus the triple barreled agin process just keep adding to the complexity that you’ll taste both on an initial sip and later on in your drinking experience.Intended primarily as a sipping whiskey, Herlihy says that Trilogy will appeal to seasoned whiskey drinkers looking for something a little different when searching through the premium Irish whiskey category. If you don’t consider yourself one of them, there’s still hope. The aging in ex-bourbon and rum barrels imparts a sweetness and a richness that will bring the spirit closer to the palate of someone more used to drinking bourbon or rum.Tullamore D.E.W. Trilogy retails for around $80. 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall Editors’ Recommendations The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee Dictador 2 Masters Takes Luxury Rum to a New Levellast_img read more

Couple who tortured and murdered nanny should be burned at the stake

The parents of a French nanny who was tortured and murdered by the couple she worked for say her killers deserve the death penalty.Sabrina Kouider, 35, and Ouissem Medouni, 40, beat, imprisoned and tortured Sophie Lionnet to death at their home before throwing her body on a bonfire.After the pair were found guilty of murder on Thursday, Miss Lionnet’s mother, Catherine Devallonne, said the couple should be “burned at the stake”.She told The Sun: “That’s what they deserve. It’s maybe cruel but what they did was even more cruel.”Miss Lionnet’s father Patrick Lionnet added: “These people do not deserve to live.” She also accused him of sexually abusing a cat, using black magic and hiring a helicopter to spy on her. Sophie Lionnet from Troyes, France Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The patio where Sophie Lionnet’s body was foundCredit:Metropolitan Police The Old Bailey heard that Kouider and Medouni had killed 21-year-old Miss Lionnet over a bizarre obsession with an ex-Boyzone pop star.They had built a warped fantasy around music mogul Mark Walton and accused the nanny of being in league with him.Kouider was fixated with her ex-boyfriend Mr Walton, and Medouni bought into the fantasy in what has been described outside court as a “folie a deux”.Over five years, Kouider reported the wealthy musician to police more than 30 times and received a caution for branding him a paedophile on a fake Facebook profile. In a filmed “confession”, the emaciated and broken young woman admitted she had drugged Medouni so Mr Walton could sexually assault him.Within hours, she was dead, having been tortured with water in the bath.Afterwards, the defendants tried to get away with murder by burning her body in the garden of their flat, near Wimbledon, south-west London.When firefighters were alerted by neighbours to pungent-smelling smoke in September last year, Medouni tried to pass off the charred remains as a sheep. The defendants later admitted disposing of Miss Lionnet’s body but denied her murder, blaming each other for her death. Sophie Lionne, pictured two days before she was found Sophie Lionnet was thin and gaunt in this picture two days before she was found deadCredit:Metropolitan Police According to Kouider, Medouni killed her in the bath then demanded they have sex as she lay dead nearby.Before the trial, Medouni claimed Miss Lionnet died by accident after he punched her during the interrogation.He offered to admit manslaughter but later retracted his confession, saying he made it to protect his wife, who has been diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder.Prosecutor Richard Horwell QC told jurors that neither were prepared to admit the truth – that they killed her out of “revenge and punishment”.Following the verdict, Ms Devallonne said her daughter had reassured her that all was well during telephone conversations before her death. Sabrina Kouider (right), 35, and Ouissem Medouni (left), 40, built a warped fantasy around music mogul Mark Walton and accused Sophie Lionnet of conspiring with him She told The Sun that she now believed Miss Lionnet was hiding the truth in order to protect her family.She would have done “everything possible” to get her daughter home if she had “given me a little sign”, she added.Jurors spent nearly 30 hours deliberating before convicting Kouider and Medouni. The pair are due to be sentenced at the Old Bailey on June 26. Ouissem Medouni and Sabrina Kouider The patio where the body was found The mother of two went on to claim Mr Walton had seduced Miss Lionnet with sex and promises of Hollywood stardom.She and her on-off husband Medouni interrogated Miss Lionnet for hours to get to “the truth”.Jurors heard more than eight hours of recordings in which Miss Lionnet was slapped, likened to a Nazi collaborator and called “worse than a murderer”.Kouider, who claimed to know influential people including US president Donald Trump, threatened to have her locked up and even marched her to a police station.In her final days, Miss Lionnet was hit with an electrical cable and beaten so badly she had five broken ribs and a cracked breast bone. Sophie Lionnet was originally from Troyes, France Ouissem Medouni and Sabrina Kouider will be sentenced next monthCredit:Metropolitan Police Ouissem Medouni and Sabrina Kouider in a court sketchCredit:Elizabeth Cook/PA read more