Bushmills 1992

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Causeway Collection
Stated Age
28 years old
Malaga Cask Finish
Number of bottles
53.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
16 nov 2020 11:04 pm by nallacam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1263.50

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65 × member ratings

170 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bushmills 1992

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.51 points

  1. Kawa_ZX6 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.

  2. whiskydramo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    One whiskey with two distinct nosing, can I call it a two-sided dram? I wish the finish could be better, oh well, nonetheless it's still a great Irish.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Rich cherry and apple jam. Candy shop aromas, gummy sweet and candy-coated chocolate. The sweet freeze-dried gala apples reminded me of those excellent Kavalan Madeira casks. Maple syrup, caramel. After maybe 10min in the glass, it started turning into fresher green tropical fruits, first sugar apples and passion fruits, then kiwi, green grapes, starfruits and finished with black pepper. I then tried to dig in more, water-cress water with honey, green mangoes, greengages and green plums. Oh wait, surprisingly it wasn't done yet, the fruitiness became riper now, juicy and soft red papaya, loquats with skin, shine muscat. Also some dried figs after a sip.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Apple mixed with cherry juice. A little bit of caramel and toffee added soon after. A splash of sharp tropical fruits that were consistent with the nosing. Shine muscat with seeds, water-cress water, starfruits. Also sugar apples and green-skinned guava. Pear and a bit of lemon afterwards. Also a hint of smokiness at the end, maybe from the cask. The whiskey was mellow enough that almost no spiciness appeared in the mouth.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sugar apples, cherry candy, water-cress water with honey, a hint of tobacco. Woody note emerged and faded within seconds. I was also getting light shine muscat. Thin tannin laid on the upper mouth.

  3. 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.

    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 ...

    ... 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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  4. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This particular Bushmills is undoubtedly very good and has an exceptional profile, but not particularly good enough in terms of value for money if you ask me
    • Nose
      91 91
      Raisins put in (straw) rum, roasted almonds, cream, caramel, used oil. After a while in the glass, the aromas displace the initially slightly alcoholic nose, which makes it more pleasant. Has something of my Kaiserschmarrn (if I would make it with raisins, which my fairy unfortunately disdains)

      Now that my sample has been able to breathe for 4 months, I correct the nose upwards. Time made him rounder, more elegant, sweeter. So my clear recommendation to rip it open, toss away 3-4 drams and to forget it for a while in the bar;)
    • Taste
      90 90
      Full-bodied and oily, it spreads in the mouth, the alcohol is not spicy but is noticeable. Heavy, ripe, dark fruits - dates, black cherries, figs and rum pot

      In the mouth it is exceptionally good, thick, oily, heavy.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, present finish. I would say that 2 drams could be enough for a nice long evening.

      ... and therefore I can also rate one point up here. An incredibly good drop, unfortunately too expensive for an everyday dram and even more so at the immorally cheeky price that is called for in the local market. It is by no means worth almost 800 euros. I've finished

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. daverdaz scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Wow, what an extraordinary and good whiskey. The Malaga finish and the Bushmills character are on point and merge into an absolutely unique whiskey.
    Anyone who has tried this malt for the first time just wants more. Not overlaid or too artificial, instead a tropical fruit bomb that surprises with a roller coaster of flavors! An absolutely unique taste experience and great cinema. Really good job from the master blender !!!

  9. CBF scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    one of the best Irish I even had!

  10. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Zinker23 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    This is one of the best whiskeys of the last 2 years - I left both samples 28Y from Bushmills for Easter ... Brilliant

  12. Toto0808 scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    An absolute dream
    It's one of the best whiskeys I've ever drunk
    • Nose
      99 99
    • Taste
      99 99
    • Finish
      98 98

  13. Killswitch scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

  14. claymore84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 03-17-2021.

  15. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  16. IronChic scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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


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