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!
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.
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.
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!