Bushmills 16-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Matured in Three Woods
Stated Age
16 years old
Oloroso Sherry, Bourbon and Port Wine Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
divided label on front
Bottle code
Added on
17 apr 2020 4:00 pm by Ras Mazunga

Average value

€ 84.50

6 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

78 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bushmills 16-year-old

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.64 points.

  1. MaroFF scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A unique whiskey that can be safely called dessert. Sweet, fruity, with a lot of fruit from the orchard, but also notes of chocolate with a little smoke and hot coffee. The alcohol is completely imperceptible.
    Is it worth buying?
    In my opinion, it's worth it, I recommend it!
    • Nose
      89 89
      sweet, fruity, apples, pears, raisins, sherry, vanilla, coffee, a speck of smoke and polished oak
    • Taste
      89 89
      sweet, honey, fruity, apricots, plums, raisins, chocolate, caramel, oak
    • Finish
      88 88
      long, intense, sweet, plum compote, dark chocolate, delicate oak

  2. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The Bushmills Three Woods bears its nickname because it consists of a mixture of bourbon, sherry and port wine cask aged whiskeys.
    The 16-year-old is only extremely rarely available on the market.

  3. Dogs2 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great start with an intense aroma. Peach and apricot are there immediately, marzipan, a floral note that I cannot assign, spiciness, no alcoholic notes, the vanilla is also there. Quite similar in taste, but unfortunately can't quite keep up with the nose, it's a bit too thin for me, I'm missing a few percent. Long finish with chocolate and some oak.

    Certainly not bad, with a few percent more buying it would not be ruled out, so I'll have to save on the 21-year-old Bushmills, who I like better overall.

    From a tumbler, suggestion from the Old Bushmills News, I even like it a little bit better!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Merl scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Ficelli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Rody024 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Intense dram, bold big flavours but balanced at the same time. Confused it with a rye (?) in a blind tasting due the spiciness...
    • Nose
      78 78
      Intensity - 7
      Richness - 6

      Ethanol, gingerbread, vanilla, cacao, raisins.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Intensity - 6
      Richness - 7
      Slightly watery mouthfeel compared to what I expected from the nose.

      Caramel, tabacco, cacao and raisins.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Quite long with some complexity and cacao notes.

  7. nikolajsa@inbox.lv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      sherry, cherry
    • Taste
      82 82
      bitter- fruity, sherry, spices
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium, almond, wood, a little bitterness

  8. maltandgrains scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Immediate apricot! Intense sweetness. Vanilla and honey. Fresh pears.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Great smoothness. Apricot really carries through, then some citrus.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long. Honey, caramel, spices.

  9. Highlander65 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Drunk in a vertical tasting of the 3 core-range components: 10yo, 16yo, 21yo.
    This whiskey is aged for over 15 years in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry oloroso casks, then aged for 9 months in ex-port casks.
    Great fine whiskey, very elegant
    • Nose
      Sweet scent, sherry, custard and a little coffee powder, zero alcohol
    • Taste
      Light body, sweet but not too much flavor, creamy and slightly spicy
    • Finish
      Medium, sweet and creamy finish, with a hint of mint

  10. SeWuWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Really not far from the old bottlings, which were half the price.
    Nose: slightly floral, peach I find the dominant note, slightly sweet and floral, nutty
    Mouthfeel: Pleasant and mild, not dry
    Mouth: A ripe sweet peach turns into a slightly leathery, still fruity note
    Finish: a bit subtle but nice, again with peach, sweetness and a hint of dark chocolate

  11. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    really beautiful Irish who is fun and not boring
    • Nose
      Full sherry load, red fruits, heavy and leathery, some black currant, alcohol is well integrated, no smoke, nice and oily, the influence of wood is still limited, so I would stay under 20y from the age, great nose
    • Taste
      Uiii is the sweet ... Is there sherry sugar candy? Tasty, it is darker and leatherier than expected, but the wood influences are still restrained, very oily in taste.
    • Finish
      Here comes plum quite clearly and still this intense early aroma, a few tannins are added to it but really wood is not felt.

  12. TsiAI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 14 ℃

    Viewing Eyes: Copper Gold

    Smell Nose: honey, vanilla, cream cake, stewed apples. Slowly turn into Yanjin plum meat, mint pear paste sugar, some kind of unripe fruit. After a few minutes, the fresh jam, which is now boiling, began to appear. Rich plum, similar to the white floral fragrance of jasmine and tuberose, rose sauce, mixed with slight oak, fallen leaves and dried fruits. At the end there is a slightly acidic fruit. In just ten minutes, the taste changes rich, fine, no wonder lls likes Aiwei.

    Taste Palate: nectarine, cherry sauce, maltose, banana cake. Then there are peach soda with bubbles, peach mousse, lychee, and the aftertaste is the milky fragrance of figs, macadamia. Barrel flavor did not appear throughout.

    End rhyme Finish: Medium, the creamy and green color of the fig, highly restored fresh fig, very much like the fig of Diptyque, it is simply a whiskey version. The ending is the soft sweetness of the peach meat, and the weak earthy taste caused by the green feeling.

    Body: Extremely light, smooth and easy to drink. Generously spread out various flavors, with distinct layers and smooth connection. This kind of elegance never loses its expressive power, revealing a corner lightly, but I dare not take it lightly, let alone say I have seen its magnificent picture.

    Nose: 89/100

    Palate: 89/100

    Finish: 89/100

    Body: 88/100

    Overall: 89/100

    Overall: The style is very easy to capture. It shows the most beautiful appearance of my beloved fig. The elements are rich but not complicated, and they are presented in an orderly manner. The single ones are as beautiful as notes, and the combination is a harmonious concerto. Considering that it is only 40 °, it can have such expressive power, I think it is already OK. The shortcoming is that the bottle is too ordinary, and it deserves more delicate packaging. Buying a large bottle must be finished within a few days, and wine consumption is also a disadvantage: 3


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