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Bushmills 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.54/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Select Casks - Caribbean Rum
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
American Bourbon / Spanish Oloroso Sherry / Caribbean Rum
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5011007018702
Added on
31 Jan 2010 6:53 pm

Average value

€ 47,00

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31 × member ratings

68 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bushmills 12-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.54 points

  1. Coldorak scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Color: Chardonnay
    An easy sipper, good to open the palate before more complex whiskies.
    • Nose
      74 74
      Not a strong nose, quite extinct at first. Honey, vanilla, fresh fruits
    • Taste
      80 80
      Spices, dark chocolate, the sherry casks have more influence than the bourbon ones. A bit watery. Touch of pepper, caramel and exotic fruits (pineapple, banana). Not very complex. Would have gained a lot from a higher abv I think.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Medium to short, on orange and oak.

  2. wbarchive_712710 scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    The rum cask shines through and there's some sweetness and fruit with exotic touches. One of the very few whiskies to earn a straight 100 rating.

    As for 40 abv, this is exactly the right decision by Bushmills, as the spirit wouldn't have taken kindly to a higher abv. Just perfect.

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    A successful special bottling! A "refinement" of the "Bushmills 10 Years", unfortunately only filled with 40%!
    • Nose
      mild on the nose, malty, delicate vanilla and distinct rum aromas;
    • Taste
      soft, full-bodied, malty, the rum aromas are beautifully integrated, harmonious;
    • Finish
      medium length, pleasant finish;

  4. Furtia scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Willie JJ scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A bit strange but I really like it.
    • Nose
      Squashed lemons on a garage floor. A delightful mix of citrus and petrol. Who knew?
    • Taste
      Malt, bicycle oil and lemon juice.
    • Finish
      Lemon sugar and light spices.

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