Bushmills 21-year-old

Overall rating
86.71/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB195357
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Irish Whiskey
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry + Bourbon + Madeira
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
new design 2021
Added on
06 nov 2021 12:34 pm by whisky313

Average value

€ 180.46

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37 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Bushmills 21-year-old

11 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.71 points.

  1. MarcinCh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Amber color. Pretty oily.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peanuts. Dessert. Some fresh fruit. Milk chocolate with hazelnuts. Sweet cocoa for kids.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet. Dessert. Sweet cocoa for kids. Hazelnuts. Milk chocolate with hazelnuts. Spices. A pinch of cinnamon. Pretty rich.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Milk chocolate with hazelnuts. Spices. Cinnamon.

  2. minialkoff scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    23+22+22+22

  3. minialkoff scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    23+22+22+22

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    22 23+ 21+ 22 89

    Nice soft nose, cool classic Bushmills taste, gorgeous citrus! really good and pretty!

  5. Opeth83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Really mature whiskey, way above the 16 y old.

  6. MarcinCh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The golden color. Oily.
    • Nose
      88 88
      He's not cute. Rather dry. With a hint of dust. Peanuts. Then a little dark berry comes out. Delicate notes of spices. Delicate notes of vanilla and caramel.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Caramel. Peanuts. Pretty dry. A pinch of spices. Cinnamon. Chocolate.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Chocolate. Milky. Traces of nuts. Spices. Cinnamon. Maybe faint traces of oak. Medium-long finish.

  7. MaroFF scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Something great and very enjoyable to taste.
    I had the pleasure to taste the Bushmills 16 YO version before and if I liked that version very much, and the price in relation to the quality and refinement was very encouraging, the Bushmills 21 YO version, compared to the aromatic and taste values of the 16 YO version, is simply a gulf. Lots of malt, not so heavy and clunky, but well-balanced and coherent. Fruity with dominance of blackcurrant, apple and pineapple. Yum yum Long fruity finish with pleasant notes of blackcurrant again, and chocolate with nuts in the background.
    It is not a complicated drink, but it is perfect for long summer evenings.
    Order with the whole bottle on its way!

    A little curiosity ...
    To calibrate and increase the taste senses, I used the Bushmills 16 YO version to compare them, among other things. By the time I finished tasting both, the empty glass of version 21 YO held the aroma for a long time, while the empty glass of version 16 YO was already sterile and bland.
    • Nose
      90 90
      strong, clear, sweet fruit, raisins, apples, milk chocolate, ripe cherries, honey at the end and a delicate lemon peel
    • Taste
      91 91
      medium sweet, oily, very fruity, black currant, blackberries, pineapple, peach, green apple, a bit of cocoa and vanilla notes
    • Finish
      91 91
      long, very pleasant, with licorice and a hint of forest fruit, again blackcurrant, leather and dark chocolate. The ending goes into a honey-nut sensation.

  8. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. DannyHill scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      raisins, sultanas, woody, prunes, dried apricot, light ginger, pineapple, fresh cut apple, lightly sour, faint dill, wood polish
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peach, apricot, mango, pineapple, light brine, salted toffee, raisins, tad thin bodied and lacking the ABV
    • Finish
      84 84
      far too short

  10. Seanzhang scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. Jimbeau scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. Izzino scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    The only downside to this whiskey is 40%, but otherwise just great.

  13. KeesV scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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