Bushmills Irish Honey is new to the US and just in time; this is definitely a honey! The nose entices with elegant clean, creamy aromas of well-made Irish whiskey - green apples, white tea, grains and oak with slight, scrumptious honey laying quietly in the background. The flavors follow suit... Irish Whiskey first and the honey is a soft, lingering and enticing secondary tone that never takes over. The mouthfeel and flavors are incredibly balanced. The finish is subtle, toothsome and lingering with residual honey to savor. This is my new favorite Honey- Whiskey; it is delectable as a cordial, a wonderful aperitif, great with fruit or dessert; you can add it to coffee, tea, cocoa or any cocktail.
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.