Bushmills 10 year old Irish whiskey comes from the Norhern Ireland based Old Bushmills Distillery. This triple distilled whiskey from one oldest whiskey distilleries in the world (licensed in 1608) has been matured in Ex-Bourbon and Ex-Oloroso Sherry casks, mostly in Ex-Bourbon.
I must say, this experience indeed strengthens the fact, that Bushmills offers some good variety in its range. They manage to offer some good blended whiskey in Black Bush and great variations in single malts: a well balanced and cost-efficient 10yo, an unusual but great 16yo and the 21yo premium malt, which really tastes like a high-class whiskey should taste.
This truly is a “bang for the buck” whiskey, one of the best ones out there. Guaranteed to please a wide range of audience for sure. Smooth and balanced dram, with some nice character as well.
Cheap, but sophisticated – the movie Trading Places comes to mind. This whiskey plays the both parts of the film, it suits well for the poor and for the rich. And it’s being better than the actual film, if I may say so.
“Absolutely superb whiskey showing great balance.”
– Jim Murray