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Bushmills 16 year old “Three Wood” single malt review

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Had a great Irish INTERMISSION with this dram

Review of Bushmills 16 yrs "Three Wood" single malt whiskey

Enjoyed in an intermission of a Team Finland’s important hockey game, this was like the Irish movie Intermission – humorously dark and good. Like this dram’s eccentric nose. Bushmills 16YO Single Malt Irish Whiskey is a wee light on the taste but it still is a nice dram with complexity.

Like most Irish whiskeys, Bushmills 16 yrs is distilled three times. It is also aged in three different kinds of wood barrels. First in American bourbon casks, after that in Oloroso sherry casks and lastly, finished in port wine pipes.

Full with rich and smooth character and warming spices, I could imagine this on my Christmas table. Just like Redbreast 12YO, another great Irish dram.

Matured in:
Ex-Bourbon casks and Ex-Sherry Oloroso casks, finished in Port pipes
Colour: Dark amber
Nose: Vanilla and hints of sherry with sweet red berries and caramel. Wee drops of honey.
Taste: Tropical fruits clash with warming spices. Hints of vanilla and sherry and oil.
Finish: Red berries and syrup. Nice and thick but should be a bit longer.
Balance: Smoothly dark and complex dram. Good Irish whiskey.


Distillery: The Old Bushmills Distillery Region: Bushmills, Northern Ireland ABV: 40%

Bushmils 16yo "Three Woods" single malt review

Johannes Lindblom
Johannes Lindblom
Finnish whisky enthusiast and the author of WhiskyRant! A digital marketing professional by day – a whisky reviewer and informer by night.

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