Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
21 years old
Oloroso, Bourbon & Madeira Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 Jan 2010 2:31 pm

Average value

€ 259.99

10 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

77 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bushmills 21-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.36 points

  1. whiskyd scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity (melons, strawberries), almonds 
    • Taste
      Fresh, full, round, fruity, malty
    • Finish
      Toffee, soft, leather, spicy

  4. Hans-Ludwig did not rate this whisky Moderator

    As expected, the Bushmills is strongly dark and has a sting in the reddish. The nose is received with pronounced notes of Sherry and Madeira. Dark chocolate is also part of the flavors. The taste is not just a bunch of different notes - no, the flavors come in a clearly recognizable order. The story begins with notes of tofu, then the sherry, then the Madeira and at the end there is still a slight chilli-sharpness. The long finish is warm and leaves a slight sharpness back.
    A wonderful combination of the sherry and Madeira shares, which complement each other wonderfully without ever losing their independence. This whiskey wants time when it is enjoyed.

  5. mmaclean scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Very nice for a 21 year and at only 40% suprisingly long finish.
    • Nose
      deep and complex, honeyed maltiness, wood, raisins, dark chocolate, hint of mint.
    • Taste
      mellow maltiness, wood and raisins again, touch of toffee sweetness, spice and vanilla, hints of leather and mint.
    • Finish
      dry maltiness, wood and raisins lingering pleasingly.


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