3/8/14 8:18 PM
Wow!! What a truly exceptional Irish whiskey! I consider myself to be a serious afficianado of ALL Bushmills whiskies, and much prefer them over other distillers whiskies. Their 10 Year Old has been my go-to sipping whiskey for some time now, but really felt like treating myself to their top-shelf label. I was definitely NOT disappointed! As everyone here clearly seems to agree, this is simply an exceptional sipping whiskey (with just a dollop of cold water to "spread" the flavor and raise the aromas), and will undoubtably be my favorite top-shelf for many years to come. On top of that, the Wine Chateau staff could not have been more professional or courteous to deal with. Couldn't be happier with how I was treated here, the price I paid (which is GREAT for this bottle of 21 YEAR OLD, by the way), and I will absolutely continue purchasing from them in the future!
1/12/14 1:16 PM
Bushmills started producing Single Malt for sale in the mid 1980's. At that time only the 10 year old was available and I have one of the first bottles produced. I have given all of my American friends tours of the distillery. In fact the guides ended up giving me one of their sweaters since I had been there so much. There are two distinct processes that distinguishes Bushmills from its Scottish cousins. The first being that the sprouted grains are not dried via a peat fire and the second is that Bushmills uses a unique triple distillation process.
The flavor of the 21 year old is fantastic with a wonderful aroma and after taste. It is clean and smooth and must be only drank neat as if you were experiencing an exceptional brandy.
One thing of note is that the Irish started distilling spirits in the 13th century. This process made its way later on to Scotland. So it is the Celtic nation that we have to thank for bringing us this noble spirit. I heartily recommend raising a glass to honor their contribution.
Not only is this a fabulous sipping whiskey, but the price was great and the Wine Chateau provided exemplary service, shipped securely and quickly. Will shop here regularly.
10/16/13 8:37 AM
We were in northern Ireland for several weeks and toured Bushmills. We bought a bottle of this single malt and enjoyed it very much during our stay. After our return I was not able to find the 21 year old anywhere and ended purchasing it online at the Wine Chateau. Although the delivery time was a bit long, the Bushmills arrived safe and sound. We currenty have 5 different Irish whiskey's and this is the best.
Exceptionally smooth. Long flavorful finish. Outstanding !!!
Excellent Transaction! Perfect Presentation!
Our friend will relish this Christmas Gift of Cheer!