Tullamore, the capital of the County of Offaly, is the third largest city in the Midlands, located in the center of Ireland. The name of the city derives from Tulach Mhór which means "big hill", to identify an area surrounded by mountains and peat bogs, in a fertile agricultural area that supplies fine barley and pure water, both essential to the creation of whiskey. The distillery and the city prospered throughout the first part of the '900, under the impulse of the pioneer and innovator Daniel E. Williams - hence the initials D.E.W. - up to the closure in '59 and the unification of all the Irish whiskey production under the monopoly of The Irish Distillers Group. With an epochal changeover, on 17 September 2014 the Tullamore distillery returned to the places of foundation, with the largest investment made in the last century in the Irish Whiskey sector: this is the final celebration for 185 years of history started with the creation of an Irish triple distilled blended, in a small Tullamore distillery now grown big.