Bushmills 10-year-old

Overall rating
78.46/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB14211
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon and Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Label
Green Label
Added on
05 mar 2010 9:42 pm

Average value

€ 39.95

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Whisky reviews for Bushmills 10-year-old

6 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 78.46 points.

  1. BeatF scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    Interesting the comparison to a very old - 43% - tasted by me (700ml): the overall character remains about the same, the departure was worked; this whiskey is a little less conspicuous; my rating remains unchanged!
    • Nose
      distinct strawberry and other berries, slightly sour background; scented
    • Taste
      velvety, spicy alpine pasture
    • Finish
      again the very distinct strawberry, then liquorice in the finish; slightly bitter, but not unpleasant at all

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  3. dandyman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I pretty much know this incarnation of Bushmills 10yo in and out, as it happens to be one of the whiskies I started my journey with and still keeps me company every once in a while.
    Although it suffers from being watered down to minimum strength (shame, really), I don't think there's an excessive use of caramel colouring going on, if any at all. Depth and balance are very okay for a triple distilled spirit that has been that much watered down.
    Aroma- and flavourwise there's nothing comparable imo, especially the peach notes are utterly idiosyncratic, if you get them, that is.
    I do very much, and -I- - l-o-v-e - - t-h-e-m-!
    This particular bottle had the bottle code L00681B002, so presumably bottled in 2010. I remember earlier incarnations with this label to be even better, but this still has it's mojo.
    It remains one of my 'old time' favourites, drinking this made me somewhat nostalgic, so maybe take my score with a pinch of salt ;)
    • Nose
      sweet, fruity, a little dry, some young woody pears, ripe peaches, some apples, plain dry oak, a little vinous as well, some clover honey, a little salted caramel, vanilla, after some time a little pina colada, hints of tinned pineapple and coconut.
    • Taste
      silky sweet arrival, tinned peaches, tinned pears, some salted butterscotch, a little tropical fruit salad as well: a little mango, some melon, a little pineapple, a vinous hint, a hint of coconut, a lighter body with good viscosity, nice balance and some depth.
      peach juice leading the way towards the finish! love it!
    • Finish
      peach gums, some vanilla, some pears, a little vinous again, short to medium length.
      a soft but dry wood note builds up and lingers with some peaches, a little sauvignon blanc.

  4. granella2003 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh and lively aromas of honey and ripe fruit
    • Taste
      Smooth taste of vanilla, chocolate and burnt wood with a hint of spice
    • Finish
       Fresh and pure finish that dry sealing

  5. granella2003 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    This whiskey on the nose hints of orange, yellow and green fruit wrapped in honey. The palate is found sweet grapes, summer fruit and red apples, before the cocoa and pepper come to give structure to the whole

  6. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very nice soft dram for warmer days.

  7. Ken did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    43.0%

  8. mmaclean scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I like the smooth and drink ability of this 10 year old. The Bourbon

    comes over very subtle and is like vanilla and some lemony flavors,

    followed by the sherry sweetness which is just ever so present. Nutty

    yet delicate finish, not bad for everyday dram.

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