Bushmills 16-year-old

Overall rating
84.95/100
votes
508
Whiskybase ID
WB26260
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

€ 76.83

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Whisky reviews for Bushmills 16-year-old

75 users have left 83 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.95 points.

  1. MickMatrix scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

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  3. antoniod scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    I would give it a much bigger mark if the ABV was higher. It’s a pity that is 40% only. It offers such a richness of aromas.

  4. antoniod scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    I would rate it much higher with a bigger ABV. It’s a pity that is 40% only. It offers such rich aromas but it’s a bit watery.

  5. wncvirus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    nose: sherrry, cherries, chocolates with cherries
    Flavor: Sweet, cherry, notes of cherry, sweet cherry, single notes rather than complex
    Rating: 85 | 100: Finish rather short. Something is happening in the taste, but still it's a rather basic item.

  6. aquataste scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Delicate, sweet, sherry, fruity, a little varnish, spices in the background
    • Taste
      Sweet, delicate, slightly peppery, black chocolate, dried fruit
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, black chocolate

  7. 67conrad67 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Smell: mint basic tone, eucylyptus, medium, according to defensive bouquet, dec. Wood note, grainy, slight double grain note, pine cones, heather

    Taste: fine woody spiciness at the start, more powerful than the 40% expected, fairly smooth with a note of marzipan and dark chocolate, according to grassy on the palate, medium-sized. reverberation

    Color: copper colored, medium WR, of course

    Conclusion: for a triple distilled Irishman with 40% surprisingly little fruity and "uneven"

  8. Teomarg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    ridiculously fruity! but that's about it.
    cherries, peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, really juicy.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. F_Weinberg scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Being from Northern Ireland, Bushmills was the first whiskey I really got into, and the 16 year old was by far my favourite amongst their core range. That deep tawny amber colour (which I now sadly know to be artificially added) and the smooth, nutty finish made it by far for years my favourite whiskey.

    However, the price of this whiskey has exploded in recent years. I paid £35 for a bottle of this in 2014. £82 (on Amazon) is an outrageous price hike and is not at all representative of the quality of this whiskey, especially considering it remains bottled at 40%, coloured and chill filtered. There are bottlings around half this price or less with greater complexity of flavour, higher ABV and with natural colour.

    It's still a tasty whiskey, and I'd drink it if someone gifted me it, but at this price you'd be foolish not get two bottles of Bunnahabhain 12 year old instead, for example.

  11. Don Cassi scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Dusty, tropical, fruity with a lot of wood in the taste. More voluminous than the 40% expected.
    Length: 4/10

    Grade: 2

  12. og187 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Fresh, wine barrel (port), raisins, toffee, milk chocolate, fresh baked goods
    • Taste
      85 85
      liquid, wine, grape, wine motifs, red berries
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium duration, pleasant, wine

  13. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  14. Benjamin_Wang scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A very good Irish-style whiskey. Not week, but deep and complex, you may need two drams to give it some time to build up.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Intense ~ A fragrance that never loses in comparison. Smell fresh sherry from afar, weak vanilla pods. Get up close and smell the obvious barley bran, fresh kiwi fruit, whole grain biscuits, peanut nougat. A little stewed fruit, green oranges. some mints.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Medium sweetness, sherry, sautéed malt sweetness, bubble gum. Melt in your mouth and juicy. In the mouth, the low-stimulation, fried alcoholic peanuts gradually emerge, hazelnut shells and hazelnut kernels, oily fragrance. Nutty wafers. A little weak dark chocolate. Occasionally feel a little watery.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The fruit is sweet, with a raisin finish, not too dry. slightly weaker.

  15. Malthead19 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    - a great Irish whiskey that is always convincing
    - For then about 40 € was always worth one in the bar
    to have to stand
    • Nose
      dark sherry and port wine aromas, plums, almonds / marzipan
    • Taste
      Irish mild style, full, oily body, honey, berries, spices, oak, very versatile, many different barrel impressions, very intense
    • Finish
      long with dark chocolate, caramel;
      soft warm aftertaste

  16. Foudos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  17. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  18. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.

  19. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

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

  20. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  21. 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.

  22. Bibo scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

    A delicious Irishman, marked for topping up!

  23. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I tasted this in a blind tasting
    • Nose
      89 89
      Creme brulee, glue, rum, potpourri, chocolate, blueberry tea, apricot, cedar wood
    • Taste
      89 89
      Nice and soft. Blueberry, apricot, herbal tea, floral, little mint, cedar, earthy. Delicious! What a surprise.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Delicious and long.

  24. Rien scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  25. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    16 years old, matured in three different types of barrels, but unfortunately chill-filtered, colored and bottled in the minimum strength. Can he still score?
    A very clear yes! Harmony and softness dominate this dram and it knows how to score with a great play of flavors, even if the technical data do not suggest it.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Gentle sherry and vanilla scent at the beginning, followed by eucalyptus, elderberry, black currant and sandalwood. The aromas are beautifully backed by an unobtrusive sweetness. The scent of a dry alpine meadow in midsummer comes to mind. Floral and vegetable notes invite you to smell away.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Herbal sweet, licorice, dry oranges, grapefruit, apricot, gooseberry, mocha ... The first zip brought a wow effect! The aromas are very harmonious and soft and the play of fruit, sweetness and herbs is really pleasant.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long finish, nice sweetness with yellow fruits and pleasant mint. I almost taste some passion fruit. Delicious!

  26. ezioaudit scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

  27. maltaholic scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Light in the aroma.
    Was highly recommended in Ireland.
    Oak, vanilla.
    Glorious.

  28. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    On the nose, sandalwood and spring freshness, eucalyptus, after eight, Armenian paper, but the fruits are there too, pear, apple, plums and grapes, mango. On the palate, it is the white fruits that are more present, with fine salt and exotic fruits, banana, papaya, passion fruit. Some cereals, here and there, but in subtext. Unfortunately, the finish is a bit short, wine red, tannins, a pinch of oily earth, and some unraveling fruity hints.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/10/bushmills-16-yo-rare-matured-in-three.html
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  29. jankes scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  30. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cherry, raisin, wood
    • Taste
      Cherry, chocolate, raisin
    • Finish
      Cocoa, cherry, caramel.

  31. schengel10 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    In 2013, this great Irish single malt was still online for € 36.00.
    My "first Irish love", timeless good!
    • Nose
      [N] ripe dark fruits (plums), sherry and port wines, almonds / marzipan;
    • Taste
      full of oily body, honey, berries, plums, spices, oak,
    • Finish
      long with dark chocolate, caramel;

  32. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nutty, milk chocolate, wood, only a little fruit. Beautifully integrated everything. Really great whiskey. Although the Irish impact almost a bit disturbing, occasionally.

  33. Mr. D. scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  34. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    1st tasting: A nose a little closed, dusty cellar, but I like that. A mouth of sherry, but a final less clumsy than the equivalent scotch, picotante. Off the beaten path.
    2nd tasting: nose rich in red fruits, hazelnuts, nose, chocolate, hazelnuts and powerful wood in the mouth. final long enough for an irish

  35. Glen Krid scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  36. Defeatless scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Sweet and fruity. A Little cereal. Hint of almond spice and marzipan. A little wood is also there, and together with some toffee and vanilla it makes it a primarily bourbon matured whiskey.

    Taste:
    Sweet and easy arrival. Some toffee, some fudge. Overall quite sweet and a hint of sherry in the background. A little delicate

    Body:
    This should have been done without chill-filtration. Now it is a bit weak.

    Finish:
    Medium length. Here comes some of the sherry maturation. It gives some nice red fruit and quite a dose of raisins. After that it is overtaken by some bourbon vanilla and toffee.

    Price:
    Nowaday's rather cheap. If you can find one around €50,- you should buy.

    Presentation:
    Don't know this was a sample
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  37. hans1971 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasted during Norbert's Irish BOL10
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  38. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Typical Irishman with its artificial fruit notes in the nose. I like this. The taste is unfortunately a bit on the track. But the finish is better. Nevertheless, nothing, what I need as a large bottle. After the complete WSD I fix it to 84. It gets a bit too stinging over time, alcoholic although it has only 40%.

  39. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    11.05.2017
    • Nose
      Gleich zu Beginn kommt einem der intensive Sherry- und Portweincharakter entgegen. Später zeigen sich noch Aromen von Nüssen, dunklem Trockenobst und trockenem Getreide. Zum Ende hin zeigt sich eine für 40% vol. ungewöhnliche alkoholische Schärfe.
    • Taste
      leicht süß und geschmeidig; es dominieren intensive Weintöne. Etwas Karamell und Marzipan begleiten den Geschmack.
    • Finish
      Der Abgang ist wieder trocken. Mittellang und warm; etwas malzig mit wieder anhaltend dominierenden Weinnoten

  40. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  41. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  42. Helgo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  43. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior

    Tasted 2016-10-08 @ Tobi:
    N reasonably complex cinnamon, light hay
    G woody, sweet aroma after dry dates
    69

  44. ApricotOne scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  45. Valle089 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      red and blackcurrants, wood and sweet honey, soft red grapes
    • Taste
      very gentle with redcurrants and milk-coffee notes, with a slightly malty sweetness
    • Finish
      rather short turn with currants and burnt Madeln

  46. Butz75 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  47. 11insomnium scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nosing: Clear oak and sherry, sweetness, pickled raisins, redcurrants and fine tart from the port, mild, fruity, no pungent alcohol

    Tasting: Intense spices, redcurrants, pickled raisins, dark chocolate, light sweetness

    With water: noticeably fruity, fresher, a bit more banana

    Comment: Intensive Fassreifung, significant increase to the 10-year-old

  48. ScottFrench scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very interesting Bushmills. It is only 40% but it is powerful, complex and really pleasant. A kind of exotic fruit jam for the delight of the taste buds! I do not know if I came across a particular batch, but the quality of this version is undeniable.
    • Nose
      Sherry clearly takes the upper hand in this version. Sulfur notes are ubiquitous, maybe a bit too much. A lot of power here. A fruit soup: plums, bananas, oranges and passion fruit. And then, chocolate, spices. Very attractive!
    • Taste
      It's sweet, unctuous. Tons of fruit, not a single trace of alcohol. It is drunk alone and more, it's interesting. Only flaw: apart from fruits, there is not much. Let's say this is an exotic fruit juice, with a little bit of alcohol. We can still note the presence of some spices: cinnamon, pink pepper.
    • Finish
      long, intense on exotic fruits, wood and spices.

  49. McGipi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      sweet, caramel, mint
    • Taste
      strong, sweet
    • Finish
      long finish

  50. славон scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  51. Dalm scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: almond, oak, vanilla, some citrus
    Taste: honey, marzipan, nuts, dark chocolate, coffee, malt
    Finish: long, dark chocolate, coffee, dry

  52. Maltbehr64 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  53. 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

  54. Betsie scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  55. hettrum scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  56. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Empty Glass: The empty glass  almost seems to mirror the initial nose.  Honey and floral notes dominate, with hints of ruby port and wood smoke again.  Slight notes of sandalwood (as in cologne), herbs and ancient dry oak (like in an old trunk or cabinet).  There is a peppering of dry cocoa powder throughout the empty glass.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Ohh boy!  This is a big one, sweet tawny port, hints of plums and red & purple fruits (grapes, berries and the like), candied almonds and hints of Amaretto, heavy oak (like saturated oak [ie: oak that has held a lot of wine/spirit  in the past), vanilla and fudge, apricots.  The notes of interest I found here were slight hints of tobacco, worked leather and every now and again a slight note of tomato paste or fresh garden tomatoes.
    • Taste
      85 85
      This is a very more-ish whiskey.  Almonds and sweet barley seem to be the first notes in my mouth right away.  Barley sugar and dry oak, hints at old wood or wood smoke, dried peaches and apricots.  Hints of raisins, cola, cocoa powder and coffee.  Way off in the background I get a slight hint of sulphur (like in pink erasers).
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is medium-long and seems to mirror the heavy nose.  Hints of old wood and herbal vanilla seem to be present here, rubber hoses and dark chocolate.  Oily mouth coverage fades and drying notes make your mouth water for more.

  57. Opeth83 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    2cl sample
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  58. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  59. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  60. Pépé scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    My darling of the official Bushmills range. A fruity daily dram in power, with a minimum of complexity to have fun with, and enough fruity frank notes to not get your head on it. It is very good.
    • Nose
      Fruit, fruit, lots of fruit ... that seduces me right away. Small shadow on the board, a strange note, like his little brother Black Bush. I first defined it as burnt rubber, then wax for skis and I finally officially labeled it as the smell of the old oil tank abandoned in the bottom of the cellar of the grandmother! Ouch. It eventually fades a little, leaving the field open for a festival of peaches, apricots and bananas. A bit of milk chocolate and vanilla.
    • Taste
      As is often the case with Bushmills, it is delicate, not aggressive, and I thank them for it. First chocolate and nuts. Then it shifts from fruit to shovel. Passion, peach, apricots. I really like.
    • Finish
      Too short, arff, shame, this one I liked that it settles because it is very pleasant.

  61. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  62. Whiskykoch scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      80 80

  63. pEpp0 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      80 80

  64. Betsie scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  65. Huggies scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Nose- Full of fresh fruits, Spices hint of Vanilla

    Taste-So Robust.. Chocolate, Vanilla, Sweet Honey, Toffee, Some Wood, barely any alcohol taste.. very mellow.. This is a whiskey that i can drink everyday. Tastes really amazing.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  66. Whiskykoch scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      80 80

  67. Xstream scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Fresh fruit, spices and caramel.
    Taste: blend of fresh and ripe fruits, spices and sweet caramel towards the finish
    Finish: this is where the spices flourish. A tad sharp and spicy, but still nice and turns slightly more bitter over time. Stays long.Did a comparison between this one and the 21 yo.Most noticeable difference is that the 16 yo is a bit fruitier (younger fresher fruit) and a bit more chaotic in presentation. The 21 yo is more caramel / fudge, creamy, has more ripe fruit and has a smoother finish, where the 16 yo is a bit more sharp and bitter.The 21 yo is the better one for sure, but also at 2.5 times the price. So price / q ratio is better for the 16 yo. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  68. Tomh scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  69. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior

    Bushmills Three Woods Tasted 2014-07-20 @ WhiskeyInteam Spaden Oak, sharp with soft character, good
    76

  70. joep scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  71. kulideli scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: parsley, lemongrass, chocolate, many berries, sherry, sweet, oak;

    Taste: Very fruity, Malaga ice cream, sweet, powerful, red fruits;

    Finish: quite long, with fruit, dry, fruit candy;
    Conclusion: a really great Irishman! Very fruity, PLV is outstanding!

  72. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A decent dram no doubt,  but I prefer Black Bush any day of the week before this one,

    (rating interval 78-84)
    • Nose
      Vinous and spicy with distinct sherry cask notes, herbs, sorrel and resin. Sweet honey and maltose.
    • Taste
      Spicy sherry-orange combination is followed by some aniseed and fennel. Bitter-sour, pepper, chives and some sugar-free candy pastils.
    • Finish
      short to medium in length, with sweet and sour honey (and cooked vegetables?)

  73. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    My dearest Irishman so far. Deep and complex, yet soft and sweet.
    Class.
    • Nose
      Very sweet in the nose, almost like a liqueur.
      First raspberries, dark cherries and oranges. Behind it vanilla and marzipan.
      After some time spicy, oak and sultanas.
    • Taste
      Gentle and creamy. Honey sweet with almonds, hazelnuts and candied fruits.
    • Finish
      Dry and sweet and spicy with dark chocolate. Long and warm.

  74. Abydoss scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Despite the heaviness and depth very soft and very round.
    • Nose
      A start with intense and sweet sherry and vanilla. In addition, a little spicy oak and gentle traces of milk chocolate. Very intense, deep and heavy raisin sweetness after the first sip.

      From time to time fresh and fruity notes beat through, as from ripe oranges. Nevertheless, he seems altogether rather dark and heavy, not fruity and fresh, also because of a subtle marzipan note. Quite pleasant.
    • Taste
      Intense roasted hazelnuts. In the background a little honey sweetness. In addition, delicate fruit sweetness (probably from the sherry barrel) and a little spice.
    • Finish
      Soft, dry and medium long. Dry oak traces remain on the palate, which turn over time into slightly bitter chocolate.

  75. Oolong scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  76. nathanyael scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  77. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Typical irish whiskey. Very gentle, yet a strong character. 
    • Nose
      Smooth and gentle, no hint of alcohol. Nice fruit, little vanilla. Some oak. Kinda earthy with freshly cut grass.
    • Taste
      Very smooth and soft. Sweet, lots of oak. Dominant port casks. Very nice. Chocolate and nuts. Still no present alcohol.
    • Finish
      Still very smooth and warming, not burning at all. Very sweet, just a little bitterness.

  78. Xstream scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Love the flavor profile of toffee, caramel and range of spices. 

    Only thing to criticize, the finish is a tad to sharp to call it heaven

    No brainer for this price though!

  79. Mushinico scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Surprisingly good and soft but tasty
    • Nose
      Shrimp, soft dry fruits, coffee
    • Taste
      She was surprisingly positive, dry raisins, cream, milk chocolate and sherry

  80. Mushinico scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  81. LoCrux scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    color: dark amber
    nose: lots of Sherry, banana, hint of honey, chocolate
    taste: medical, tannin, quite alcoholic, more like a grain
    finish: middle long, sweet
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  82. granella2003 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

     
    • Nose
      Intense aromas of toffee, dadeks and sweet spices
    • Taste
      Sweet honey, sugared fruits, chocolates, roasted nuts and spices
    • Finish
      Deep and warm finish of crushed berries and dark chocolate

  83. mmaclean scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  84. Furtia scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

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