Bushmills The Original

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Irish Whiskey
Bourbon + Virgin Oak + Sherry casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
new label 2021
Added on
06 apr 2021 6:17 pm by whisky313

Average value

€ 23.34

2 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bushmills The Original

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 77.18 points.

  1. Cipidos scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  2. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    The positive: it has no off-notes and can be drunk away relaxed. The negative: as soon as you pay close attention to it, you realize how meaningless it is. The price of around 13 euros per bottle seems reasonable. But why should I burden my liver with it?
    • Nose
      76 76
      Sweet, Light Fruit, Vanilla, Malt, Caramel
    • Taste
      79 79
      Thin, sweet, solvent, pear
    • Finish
      73 73
      Rather short departure. Malt, pear, slightly bitter.

  3. WhiskyHarry1981 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    Flavor: Oak and a little sherry cask influence.

  4. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A Bushmills in a glass, which will be available in grocery stores in spring 2022 for a sensational €9.99! And that in times of ever increasing prices.

    Well, with a screw cap, 40% vol. and added coloring, the whiskey certainly doesn't claim a top spot. There are rather narrow windows in the glass and I am very curious to see how it will perform. No expectation is always good...

    ...but I wasn't disappointed either. Sure, it's not a great whiskey, but it does its job extremely well and impresses with its harmony, not only in view of the ridiculous price. I've had it in my glass on several occasions, as an aperitif, as a digestif, as a nightcap. It has always worked because it never hurts anyone. It's a patio whiskey, for cooking, as a nightcap after a busy evening when you've already spent too much. Four cl doesn't even cost 60ct here, but you shouldn't underestimate it for the low price. He was able to surprise me positively!
    • Nose
      81 81
      When you first smell some rhubarb, white currants, gooseberries. No alcohol stings, some sweetness is present. I doubt if I would have had a whiskey with a dark glass. But, everything looks soft, reserved and harmonious. I can live with that.
    • Taste
      84 84
      It seems a bit thin on the palate, but very pleasing. Subtle vanilla sweetness, some lime and mint, green pears, apple and a slightly vegetal note that give the whiskey a little more structure. I prefer it in small sips and with a short dwell time on the palate. Then the sweetness is a little more in the foreground. I really liked the dram as a nightcap after a dry red wine. As a very cheap alternative, it really scored plus points.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Rather short, but with a slight sweetness, some fresh mint and rhubarb. I like that slightly sour taste when the cooling mint wears off. Nothing hurts here, you don't have to think about it here. He may not be remembered for long, but in a good way!

  5. KB201 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    The classic from Bushmills. This blended whiskey contains 50% malt.
    • Nose
      74 74
      Fruit, apple, pear, melon. Honey sweetness with vanilla.
    • Taste
      74 74
      Sweet, mild and mellow with vanilla and ripe fruits.
    • Finish
      73 73
      Short finish, grain and oak bitterness come to the fore next to the alcohol.

  6. MonkeChef scored this whisky 66 points Expert Junior

    Okay for the price.
    • Nose
      sour, unripe grapes, citrus, apple, pear
    • Taste
      vanilla, cereal, vegetable.
    • Finish
      medium-short, caramel, pepper

  7. callan_mckelvie scored this whisky 68 points Newbie

    Unassuming, smooth, great for a go to dram. Great to have when cooking.

  8. Natedawg scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    Sweet vanilla nose smooth drink good starter whiskey

  9. Bug0 scored this whisky 70 points Newbie

    Smooth and easy to drink, the nose gives you some hay-vanilla notes.

  10. Merl scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  11. TomHagen scored this whisky 71 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      70 70

  12. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Bushmills Original is also known as 'White Bush' and is the flagship blend from Bushmills distillery. It is vatted from triple distilled malt aged for 6-7 years along with some younger grain whiskey which is currently sourced from Midleton distillery. Most of the maturation is done in ex-bourbon casks along with a small amount of sherry casks. This has a smooth yet full and creamy texture with some nice flavours of vanilla, fruits and some sublte chocolate notes.


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