(Tried & True Award)- Deeper notes of ripe red delicious apple and sage with lifted vanilla and honeyed aromas. Rich and honeyed in the mouth, with baked cherries, lemon zest, and brown sugar. Very mellow fruit-tinged finish.
NOSE - Big and full to start off with‚ quickly becoming light with a hint of a spicy fruitTASTE - Floats across your tongue to the back of your throat where it rests as a slight sherry sweetnessFINISH - A lingering‚ smooth sweetness that flourishes into your cheeks
Wine Maker Notes
“An intriguing name and an intriguing flavour. Right from the pour you’ll notice the dark colouring‚ a result of maturing for up to seven years in spanish oloroso sherry casks and sweet bourbon barrels. As for the taste‚ this 80% malt premium whiskey floats across the tongue to deliver dark‚ velvety fruity notes right through to the back of your throat.”
Bushmills is one of the world`s oldest distilleries having been founded in 1608. It is the only distillery in Northern Ireland. Bushmills is distilled in the same kind of copper pot stills that you find in Scotch Malt whisky production. It is distilled three times for increased smoothness. Bushmills Original is a blend of Bushmills Malt Whiskey and Irish grain whisky. It is the cornerstone of the distillery`s production and is clean with touch of honied sweetness and vanilla character.
It is this spirit the inspiration of many legends such as the St. Patrick's, the patron of Irish Whiskey, who taught people how to distillate the spirit. Whiskey dates back to the 15th Century when it was produced by the Monks with the only objective to create a medicine for "healing purposes". It was also produced by farmers in order to make a good use of remaining grains after the harvests.