Category: Single Malt
Manufacturer and bottler: Bushmills Distillery
Volume: 700 ml
Bottling date: 05/16/2018
Barrel type: bourbon seasoned and ex-oloroso sherry
Nose. For 10 years of aging, this Bushmills has a very pleasant and harmonious aroma, although at first a little paint and acetone comes to the fore. From bourbon barrels, the nose got tones of honey, vanilla, creme brulee, ginger, dried bananas, sweet and sour citrus fruits and yeast dough (something similar to lemon pie), herbal notes (mint, thyme), while sherry barrels enrich the nose with aromas of baked apples , peaches and pears, nuts, milk chocolate. The nose, though simple, lightweight, but well-assembled, there is nothing repulsive.
Taste. A very fluid body, the whiskey is clearly lacking in body, oiliness and texture. But on the other hand, it stands out from its competitors by its extreme ease of drinking. To taste, it is vanilla-creamy sweet-sour honey-citrus nectar with interspersed overripe apples and pears and a slight ginger nut bitterness.
Aftertaste. Medium duration. Creamy caramel, ginger ale, citrus zest, mint freshness.
Outcome. A good easy-drinking option for an unobtrusive pastime and a good entry-level malt for newcomers to the world of malt whiskey. I don’t really have anything to scold him for, there are no special depths here, just a pleasant drink, if for an adequate price tag, then why not.
Rating: 81 out of 100.