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Bushmills 16-year-old

Overall rating
85.13/100
votes
458
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Matured in Three Woods
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
American Oak, Oloroso Sherry & Port Pipes
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label (2011)
Bottle code
L3248IB003
Barcode
5010103917919
Added on
23 Oct 2011 6:02 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 81.44

47 × in wishlist

458 × member ratings

1166 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bushmills 16-year-old

71 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.13 points

  1. malthead-sven scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It is colored and filtered, it has only 40%, but the unique maturation in 3 barrels, great paired with the Brennereicharakter, make him the top whiskey for me
    • Nose
      very sweet, sherry, dark berries, many harmonizing fruit flavors, marzipan, later milk chocolate and mild oak
    • Taste
      intense fruity, tangerines, oily and balanced, no pungency
    • Finish
      Mouthwaters, rather light than strong but nice long, the distillery-typical fruitiness is a hint of chocolate, leaves a wonderful almond and marzipan aftertaste in the throat and cheeks

  2. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  3. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A really nice, well drinkable and clearly berry-heavy malt that stands out pleasantly from the Scots. Very intense, especially on the palate and in the finish, without being overwhelming.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Vanilla, berries, malt. Then grassy and toasted aromas. Subtle sourness.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Soft on the palate, blackberries and black currants. In addition, grassy again, also cloves and chocolate. The alcohol is adequate for 40%.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long finish with some oak. Again the berries, spices and the grassy note.

  4. MickMatrix scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nice. But not anymore. There are better Irish out there. But the PLV is correct.
    A few percent more would help.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Soft but intense. Closely interwoven aromas. Sweet sherry notes. Some wood. Honey, some vanilla, red fruits.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Easy drinking. Much darker and sweeter sherry. A little oak is added. Here he is losing something.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The pots are missing here. Gets a little dry. But rather a bit short and too light in the finish.

  5. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Apple, vanilla, caramel, peach, honey, some wood, strawberries, some citrus, a few grasses in the background
    • Taste
      Apple, some honey, extremely soft

  6. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasted two different samples and made completely different tasting notes. Even head-to-head they seemed completely different. Hence two versions in one note.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruity! Papaya, passion fruit, pineapple, vanilla, cranberry, caramel.
      A light sprit with a strong sweet cask influence. Rosehip, grenadine syrup, cranberry and sour candy. Whiffs of caramel and hazelnut.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Pineapple, mango, vanilla, coconut and peach. Then hazelnut.
      Dried goji berry, apple, a little caramel.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Vanilla pudding, peach, pineapple, banana and mint
      More of those berries, a bit of blood orange too. Fades quickly.

  8. Bibo scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    Great mild finish, fruity, dark chocolate, oak not overpowering, gentle

    A delicious Irishman, marked for topping up!

  9. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Interesting mix of cask types. Kind of works but might it be too much to take away some components?
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I tasted this in a blind tasting
    • Nose
      Creme brulee, glue, rum, potpourri, chocolate, blueberry tea, apricot, cedar wood
    • Taste
      Nice and soft. Blueberry, apricot, herbal tea, floral, little mint, cedar, earthy. Delicious! What a surprise.
    • Finish
      Delicious and long.

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