*** Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2009. Gold Medal & Best in Class - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2009***
The 21-year-old Bushmills is the oldest whiskey in the standard distillery range. It is a remarkably fresh and lively tasting malt, given its advanced years. Like the rest of the single malts from Bushmills, this is initially aged in both bourbon and sherry casks. These are then vatted together and married into madeira wine casks for two years. We would go as far to say that this is, thankfully, quite a subtle wood finish. The Bushmills malt is very delicate and elegant and this strikes a nice balance of fruit, spice and sweetness. A top notch whiskey that is dangerously easy to drink!
Very limited availability
Nose: Rich toffee, honey, spiced fruit notes and dark mocha.
Palate: Chewy, dates, pecans, grapes and mango.
Finish: Sweet, syrupy pipe tobacco and mint.
1 x 70cl in presentation box.