Bushmills 1995

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Causeway Collection
Calculated age
25 years old
Oloroso Sherry+Bourbon+Marsala Finish
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml
2021 Ireland Exclusive Release
Bottle code
Bottled for
ie Ireland
Added on
09 nov 2021 9:06 am by andyvl1972
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 431.75

26 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

71 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bushmills 1995

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.56 points.

  1. malteser09 scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Pickled tropical fruits (Thai mango, spiced apricots, etc.) Tobacco, leather straps. Anise, fennel, thyme, rosemary. Add dark chocolate and brown sugar...
    • Taste
      93 93
      Very sweet and strong, the nose translates into the taste. Great start, no pungent alcohol, which, thanks to its strength, brings the flavors to the tongue. Very balanced wood notes join in.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Spicy sweet.

  2. vlad78 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very strong, concentrated, multi-faceted whiskey forged from steel.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Thick, warm cream tones (he generally reminded such a cake with berries), apricot, wild berries, ink, iodine, old tree bark. With water, it became like a cake with raisins and candied fruit.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Thick, astringent, slightly sugary, dusty, tart, full of fresh dark berries (blackberries, blueberries and even strawberries), with water more harmonious, sweet, but retaining its profile.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Thick, warm and assertive like air from a hair dryer, berries and tart tones of ink, not very long lasting. With water, this bitterness resembles the burnt edge of a dried fruit pie.

  3. mema82 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Archer scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The Marsala Casks give a really nice kick of sweet berry fruits on the tongue. At least that's how I think. And if it should be completely different: it doesn't matter, this Bushmills is an absolute blast either way.
    • Nose
      92 92
      The Oloroso Sherry barrels deliver a concentrated load of dried fruits, leather and tobacco notes right from the start. There are raisins, dried apricots, figs and dates. In addition, however, a not so small basket full of tropical fruits can be made out, which with its play of aromas forms a nice counterpoint to the aromas mentioned at the beginning. The intensity and characteristics of the spices that are added later do not have to hide behind those of an older single pot still whiskey: thyme, rosemary, marjoram, star anise. In addition, dark chocolate and toffee.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Full and very creamy, it hits the tongue. Here sweet raspberries and strawberry purée come to the fore, but then quickly accompanied by raisins, dried apricots, dates and figs. Tamarind. Less leathery than on the nose, but with the same blend of spices. Slightly musty, musty barrel aromas, now (almost) dry wood, coffee with milk, toffee, caramel, raisin bread.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long and only slightly dry finish, in which chocolate, white coffee, toffee and raisin bread long wave goodbye.

  5. Killswitch scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    shop info:

    "This 1995 Marsala cask is a limited edition rare cask finished, cask strength, and non chill-filtered Irish single malt. Matured for over 10 years in Oloroso butts and bourbon barrels, this single malt is then finished in Marsala casks sourced from the island of Sicily.

    This imparts the brown sugar and spiced fruit notes from the sweet Marsala casks onto this whiskey. "

  7. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Malti76 did not rate this whisky Newbie

    That Whiskey is a real Irish Gem. I have tasted the 1995/2020 Bushmills Causeway bottle, too. And this one is even better. I hope we will see more of these great bottlings from Bushmills in the future.
    Typical sweet Busmills taste and a Finish for an hour.


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