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Bushmills 1995

Overall rating
90.74/100
votes
56
Whiskybase ID
WB167879
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Causeway Collection
Vintage
22.11.1995
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry butts+Bourbon+Malaga casks
Number of bottles
2491
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0219IC001
Barcode
5055966830111
Added on
20 oct 2020 4:30 pm by whisky313
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 493.76

34 × in wishlist

56 × member ratings

110 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bushmills 1995

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.74 points

  1. ThorstenH scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Big fat legs climb down the glass, very beautiful.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Age can be felt in the nose. Very dignified and sublime. The Malaga barrel fits very well. Dark notes, some coffee.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Round and soft, alcohol hardly noticeable. The dark notes continue. tannins.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The coffee notes here too. Long tasty finish. Great. Some raisins.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Ten years ago I would never have bet a cent on having a 25yo OA Bushmills (with a circulation of almost 2,500 bottles!) In my glass. And now this is the second in a very short time.
    This is also a consequence of the resurrection of Irish whiskey: the market and demand is there, Bushmills is finally opening its warehouses and is now rolling out the really good barrels!
    • Nose
      Unlike its 1995/2021 brother with a Marsala Casks finish, it is not omnipresent in the nose immediately after pouring it. Let's give it some time in the glass ...
      Yes, patience pays off here, because he rewards waiting with a mixture of grapes, dried figs and a purée made from fresh peaches. However, it does not impose itself on the nose with excessive (fruity) sweetness, but remains subtle but nevertheless clear. Vanilla, caramel, toffee, prunes. The longer I smell, the more intense it now seems to me. Only mild flavor, which makes a perfect companion for the fruit.
    • Taste
      Dry and almost mild start. I correct: a very dry start. Sweet cherries, blackberries and figs, some liquorice, nougat, marzipan bread. Pronounced spicy note that you couldn't make out on the nose. The nougat note becomes more and more intense over time. Dark chocolate dusted with pepper, coriander, cinnamon and cumin, served on a roughly worked oak tray.
    • Finish
      Medium to long finish. Not as dry as it was at the beginning, now more creamy and chocolate-accentuated. There is still a nice residual sweetness from the fruit on the tongue, there are still spices to romp about, but not for long and that too has passed. What remains is a pleasant, sweet warmth.

  3. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    The 1995 Malaga Cask edition has been matured in ex-bourbon and ex-oloroso sherry butts initially for 10 years before being vatted and matured for a further 14 years in ex-Malaga sweet wine casks. €400 per bottle with 2491 bottles available.

  4. Dieter_W scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A Bushmills 25 year old ! Who would have thought that I would have it in my glass.
    In the nose you can tell immediately that he is no longer young. The oak is beautiful feel . Sweet grapes , gentleman 's chocolate , with overripe plums ,

    The wood hits the palate quite well. The 535% are well integrated. I find it very well done. But it was also time to free him from the barrel. The dark chocolate, pepper, chilli spice and bitter liquorice are already very present.

  5. Kawa_ZX6 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    should at least 3 points below the 1992 Malaga Finish. In direct comparison to the 1992 version, this is less complex, the alcohol is much more dominant and the sweetness of the 1992 is killed by the abv. So far away from head to head

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Certainly a really tasty whiskey. However, I expected a little more. In the nose he is quite subdued. It then becomes more intense in the mouth. But even here I have the feeling that there is more to be done. As I said, I really liked it, but more would have been possible.
    • Nose
      Quite closed at first. But after a certain time it opens up more. However, it is not bursting with intensity either. A rather reserved colleague.
      Zwetschgendatschi. Fruit tea with a lot of rock sugar. Fudge. Baked apple. Dried cranberries. Minimal nutmeg. Subtle wood tones.
    • Taste
      Good mix of sweetness and acidity paired with dryness. Red fruit jelly. Agave syrup. Rose water. Grapes with seeds. Josta berry liqueur. Cottage cheese with blueberries. Then tart chocolate with nuts and raisins.
    • Finish
      Grape skin and some acidity in the grapes. Cocoa. Dried wood.

  8. olegborgol scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Wine notes dominate the aroma. It tastes better - you can feel the skin, chocolate and spices from under the sherry. The finish is quite long. 21-22-22-21
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Killswitch scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    21 22 20 21 84

    Not bad, but without much expression, you can drink, but ... just a finishing theme ...

  11. Griller76 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    A very large, mildly round drop, which is absolutely worth every euro. It is one of the few that is so well matured and balanced, where you can enjoy it at bottling strength without the slightest stinging despite its 53.5% vol.
    It is sweet, round and full of wonderful compote fruit flavors, oak and sulfur-free.
    A dream drop!

  12. Yukon scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Great whiskey that is really worth the money!
    The issue price was € 400 at the end of 2020.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Mild, sweet, nutty
    • Taste
      94 94
      Complex; ostensibly intense sweetness, but also spicy / nutty
    • Finish
      95 95
      Successful rounding, long-lasting and fruity.

  13. greg_0277 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    It's very good, the winey side bothers me a bit because I am sensitive to it but I think that whoever appreciates it will be satisfied! The Irish type profile is a little hidden by the barrel.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Tobacco, leather, dried fruits on the nose, we are completely in the Sherry. Unfortunately, I find there a slightly vinous note that I do not appreciate, such as banyuls.
    • Taste
      91 91
      On the palate this winey side, rancio is confirmed. We feel a small fruity explosion that draws on the exotic, spices such as cinnamon, star anise. The alcohol is present despite a long aeration.
    • Finish
      92 92
      The finish is long, refreshing well marked on fruity Sherry and citrus fruits.

  14. Rabconn666 scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    One of the best whisk(e)ys I've tasted in many a year and that from a Scotsman!! Like Christmas with hints of Lemon and other citrus tones, the fantastic taste lingers a long time. Wee bit pricey but worthy.

  15. mydramofwhiskey scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    One of the top whiskeys I've tried this year. 25 year old whiskey - half of which was aged in Oloroso for 10 years and the other in Bourbon. Both were married and re-casked for another 14 years in Malaga casks.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Fruity, peach, banana, dried cherries, demerara sugar

      Amazing nose with lots of pronounced notes
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, great mouthfeel. Plums and cherry then spice. An explosion of flavours. You'd expect less the second sip but again... boom!
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long and keeps on giving.

  16. switzyuk scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    https://malt-review.com/2020/10/20/bushmills-the-causeway-collection-2008-1995-releases/

  17. maltandgrains scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      A little spirited. Dried fruits. Citric and fruity. Sugar. There's a lot going on in this!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Oranges and ginger. Spices. Fruits.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long. Lemon zest. Chocolate. Caramel. Vanilla.

  18. AmmitMitchum scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Now this is something you should expect from Ireland's "oldest" distillery. Very very lovely. Compared to Muscatel 2008 the nose is less sweet, less wine-y, still very floral and fruity though. But the taste is very well rounded, sweet honeycomb with hint of vanilla, raisins and plums with slight citrusy note somewhere far away. And I got that nice tingle on the tip of my tongue I usually get only with Madeira finishes. Too bad I only got a dram.

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