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Bushmills 1992

Overall rating
91.26/100
votes
49
Whiskybase ID
170166
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Causeway Collection
Vintage
06.04.1992
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Malaga Cask Finish
Number of bottles
698
Strength
53.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0218IC001
Barcode
5055966830180
Added on
16 Nov 2020 11:04 pm by nallacam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 389.48

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49 × member ratings

138 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bushmills 1992

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.26 points

  1. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    EYE / NOSE
    Dark tone, brownish-red. After gently waving the nosing glass, the malt runs slowly, viscous and oily back on the inside walls of the glass, forming wide, clear church windows, which - hopefully - allows initial conclusions to be drawn about a full, heavy body of the whiskey and thus plenty of taste. Long-matured whiskeys often have a wonderful structure.
    Then it gets warm to the heart. Wax, latte macchiato, hot chocolate, almond muffins with maple syrup, vanilla pulp, honey-like sweetness and spicy curry paste. Then elegant fruit notes emerge, pickled plums, elderflower syrup and a hint of ripe grapes. Interesting herbal notes play around the other aromas and give the nose a more than engaging complexity. The comparatively high alcohol content never has a disturbing effect, rather it seems to push and inspire the diverse aromas.

    PALATE
    Warm, soft, full-bodied. The oily Bushmills rolls over the tongue and velvety lines the mouth. On the tongue I perceive the typical taste of raisins pickled in sweet wine, as we know it from high-quality Malaga ice cream, which has not been experimented with with cheap rum. This is followed by almonds marinated in honey, white nougat and herbal sugar, a little caramel, a touch of cinnamon and light vanilla cream. The great sweetness, never sticky or artificial, is ingeniously complemented by fine fruity notes in the mouth, similar to before in the nose. Candied grapes and pears come to mind, but also the elderflower syrup, exactly as I already noticed it in the nose. Wonderfully composed. Elegant, multi-layered and incredibly delicious. The transition to the aftertaste is literally flowing and absolutely flawless ...

    FINISH / CONCLUSION
    ... while the flattering sweetness, honey and fine spice significantly shape the profile on the nose and on the palate, the fruit now pulls forward in the aftertaste. The change between the taste aromas and the reverberation fascinates me. Again the juicy, pickled raisins. The wine influence of the Malaga storage can now be felt. French chocolate tart follows. Water is absolutely unnecessary, it would only disturb the perfect balance of the aromas. The aftertaste is very long, warm, clean and offers a comprehensive sweet fruitiness that lasts for a long time and delights me towards the end with an aftertaste that can only be left behind by a melt-in-the-mouth ice cream. Has always been one of my favorite varieties, as I should complement. Our Bushmills is perhaps a bit drier than the latter. To look for missing notes would of course be ridiculous here.

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  2. Fudschafudscha scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    vertical tasted versus Bushmills 16 and 21, both from 2013.

    This 28y old is for me one of the biggest surprises this year, I never had a better irish whiskey before and I never expected Bushmills to have such good barrels in their stock.

    Full and complex, typical irish profile, the Malaga cask reminds me of the so named ice cream. Raisins, fruitiness, wood, all in perfect balance and so well aged, I can't find any other words than simply a wow! Almost perfect, other irish whiskeys like that Cadenhead Cooley 11y (that is actually 26y old) do very well, too, but this is on another level. Perhaps there is headroom for even better whiskeys, so I won't give it a 94 or 95, but it deserves 93 points definitely.

  3. Mankut scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Had only rated 94 p.
    But after I tried it, like last night, I think that there is hardly an Irish whiskey for my taste buds that I have tried so far, which is so harmonious and tastes overwhelming in cask strength and quite old. The Bushi 21 is my favorite Irishman until this 28th Malaga came and was in replacement.
    Great praise to Bushmills ...... Wow Wow Wow

  4. Amaliana scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very malty, beeswax, a bit fluffy, quite dry and earthy, fruity aromas only appear after a while. Cherry, fruit mash, fruit candy and maple syrup. The taste shows strong sweetness - almost sugary, candied fruits, sweet woods, white grapes and chewy candies. The finish is medium long, smooth and sweet and fruity.
    The price is very exaggerated, if I had had a sample beforehand, I would have said a maximum of 230 € would be worth to me

  5. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. GIngi scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Wow! What a great Bushmills! The variety of flavors is simply unbelievable. The nose alone is easy to put in and reveals a force that is seldom found. Incredibly intense, also in taste. A sweet, fully ripe and elegant fruit basket! For me one of the TOP 5 whiskeys 2020!
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. CBF scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    one of the best Irish I even had!

  8. claymore84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 03-17-2021.

  9. A0525 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  10. IronChic scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

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