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Bushmills 2008

Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB117355
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Exclusive
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon barrels+toasted Sherry+Acacia Wood
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
47.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L8211IB01S11:35
Barcode
5055966800176
Added on
09 Sep 2018 11:49 am by MaxHill
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 74.00

6 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bushmills 2008

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Sample

    Acacia wood is predominantly used in the wine industry. It adds body and texture, but is low tannin, bringing out some of the fruitier elements in wine. I’ve never seen it in whiskey, until now...

    That description for Acacia wood in the wine industry seems like the perfect fit for a triple distilled, lighter spirit.
    • Nose
      Grassy, floral, artificial syrup, white fruits, more simple syrup. Candied ginger spice. Simple, but pleasant.
    • Taste
      Syrupy sweet, floral, jelly sweets, white fruit syrup, elderflower.
    • Finish
      Ice wine, syrupy sweet with spice building. Completely quaffable, but not overly contemplative.

  2. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    official information:

    Bushmills Distillery Exclusive is a non-chill filtered single malt whiskey with a higher ABV strength of 47%. It is first matured in charred bourbon barrels and toasted sherry casks, then carefully aged in acacia wood for more than a year. Acacia wood has been on Earth for more than 20 million years thanks to its famous indestructible quality.

    The taste of the Distillery Exclusive is subtly spiced by the casks with warming hints of nutmeg. The liquid features honey and floral notes complemented by sweet vanilla and dried fruit flavours, finishing with a hint of cinnamon and a whisper of wood.

    TASTING NOTES
    ~ Colour: Medium deep gold
    ~ Nose: Rich spiced floral berries
    ~ Taste: The sweet spice intensity develops from the first taste creating a creamy mouthfeel. Honey and floral notes rush in marrying with the sweet vanilla and accentuated dried fruit flavours
    ~ Finish: Long, rounded and warming spice

  3. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Bought a bottle at Bushmills Distillery on July 23th, 2019 and opened it the same day. I paid £74 for it.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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