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Bushmills 16-year-old

Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Matured in Three Woods
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry, Bourbon and Port Wine Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
divided label on front
Bottle code
L8187IB02S
Barcode
5055966825025
Added on
24 Mar 2019 5:03 pm by Iron_Calli
Colored

Average value

€ 72.50

9 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bushmills 16-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. Teresa scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. marmeladow scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Big Irish whiskey, full of pleasure
    • Nose
      94 94
      Sherry Dried Fruit Raisin Sweet Vanilla Caramel Nuts Almond Grapes Banana Tropical Fruit
      very complex and interwoven, little to no oak, dark. Good memories of Port and the earthy aromas of old wine cellars. Later also tropical fruit. Full and multi-layered nose enjoyment.
    • Taste
      95 95
      little oak red grapes banana spices (little) nuts oil almonds sherry dried fruits raisins sweet vanilla caramel dark chocolate
      creamy-soft, oily and dark-heavy, very complex, with every sip new aspects
    • Finish
      94 94
      Sweet dark chocolate fruits grapes spices cinnamon oak
      Long. Soft, gentle, later becoming drier. Occasionally also artificial metallic (?) Aspects, very round and soothing in the palate and throat

  3. marmeladow scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    slightly different botle code L 8 338 IB 05S, but otherwise identical. Perfectly matured, aromatic and complex mixture of Oloroso, Port and Bourbon barrels. With each sip it became more complex and round with lots of nuts, marzipan and chocolate, always mild and with a long, wonderfully full-bodied finish. Perhaps a little overpriced in the meantime, but justified demand dictates price developments

  4. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately not as elegant as before, but still very interesting and despite 40% a strong journeyman.

    The palate lives up to its promise. The finish is neat.
    • Nose
      87 87
      sweet, spicy, distinct tannins, beetroot, malt, a little cinnamon, prunes, strong dark chocolate, clove
    • Taste
      88 88
      Licorice, malt, dark chocolate, becoming dry, slight bitterness, black pepper, plum honey, also some beetroot, eucalyptus, licorice
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium length, clear barrel, light fruit note, pleasant woody, dry and slightly bitter

  5. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Quite good Irish. It also has these somewhat artificial fruits, which are typical for me (red fruits here in this case), but by now it probably doesn't matter that much anymore.
    However, a few percent more would do him good.
    I'm not the biggest Irish fan anyway and there doesn't have to be a bottle of it.
    The pot still whiskeys seem to be more to me.

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