Bushmills has been distilling for over 400 years, ever since King James I issued a licence to distil in 1608. It triple distils in the traditional Irish fashion and was, until Cooley’s revival of the Connemara, Locke’s and the Tyrconnell brands, the only producer of single malt whiskey in Ireland. Since being bought out by Diageo in 2005, Bushmills has enjoyed huge investment and is a distillery definitely On The Up.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Melon, peach skins, pears, very light spice, sour redcurrants.
Palate: Very light at first, then the vanilla macaroons and bitter spices start to build, moving towards a soft and spicy finish.
Finish: Rounded and structured, with a nice balance of sweetness and spice. Impressive assertiveness.
Retails for around £30