Bushmills Black Bush

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
red stripe above the middle of the label
Added on
30 Dec 2019 3:58 pm

Average value

€ 18.43

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374 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bushmills Black Bush

52 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.36 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    It all started so well on the nose, but this batch leaves a bit to be desired on both palate and finish. Nevertheless, this is still bang for your buck.
    • Nose
      The nose is silky soft on semoule with raisins, honey and breakfast cereals, mandarin, chocolate with praline filling and baked apples with cinnamon. Banana and peach. Less floral than previous releases. Very, very good.
    • Taste
      It is fruity and sweet on the palate, but with a sharp edge. Peach again, but also clear notes of wood, which I had less in previous releases. Honey and allspice. Sultanas? I confess I am just a tad disappointed after the wonderful nose.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, starts sweet, but quickly becomes dry and mildly bitter.

  2. Collegiate scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A solid blend that can actually hold its own against some basic entry level single malts. Nose is pretty simple; not much jumping up out of the glass at first but eventually you get some sweetness of vanilla and dried fruit. On the palette it starts light and easy, malty and a decent amount of sherry cask influence for a fairly cheap blend. On the finish it gets more bitter and dry, with a kind of tangy closing. Mild and not complex.

    Overall decent, however you could quickly go through a bottle of this stuff. It’s one of those bottles that seems good for its cheap price until you realize that you finished it off all too fast (and thus it actually works out to being kind of expensive). Compared to other Irish blends at a similar price, I’d take this over Jameson Caskmates, but I’d rather have Power's over this Black Bush. Power’s has more body thanks to its higher abv and plus you get more of that Irish pot still character in it (whereas with Black Bush that character feels masked by too much sherry cask aging)

  3. valery77 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla notes, ascorbic acid, fruit candies, malt motifs, sweet pastries, alcohol bitterness. twenty
    • Taste
      Lightweight, moderately sweet. Water with sugar, hot red pepper, a little malt, alcohol bitterness, some phantom smoke was added to the middle of the dram. 19
    • Finish
      Medium in length, smoothly fading, alcohol bitterness dominates. eighteen
      A good blend without off notes, not particularly remarkable, but it is very easy to drink. Balance 20.
      Total 77

  4. davidloosli scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Too bitter and artifically sweet
    • Nose
      Floral, perfume, typical irish, sweet liquorice, oranges, Bols green banana
    • Taste
      Artificial sweetener, burned wood, strong bitterness, Grapefruit, honey, milk chocolate, sugar cane sirup
    • Finish
      Caramel, pink chewing gums, at the end gets bitter again

  5. TheDriver scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior


  6. Foudos scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  7. MrYens scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

  8. dinclas scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    A cheap and sweet one, but suit for your deluxe soda and tonic storage
    • Nose
      79 79
      Honey, vanilla, sweet
    • Taste
      76 76
      Very light, vanilla, candy, very weak maltness,
    • Finish
      71 71
      Short, some banana, a little bitter at last

  9. JNuyts scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  10. jankes scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79


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