Bushmills 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Edition
Stated Age
10 years old
Bourbon seasoned Barrels and Sherry Casks
40.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Green Label with black Bushmills logo
Added on
09 Apr 2014 8:51 pm by JSW

Average value

€ 32.80

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Whisky Reviews for Bushmills 10-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.76 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur


    Colour: Pale gold

    N: Appears far younger than #1 [A], and certainly with full-bourbon cask maturation. Notes include light green summer ripe fruits [honey dew melon, papaya, mild red currants, gooseberries with no tartness], and a touch of [dusty] porridg-y putty. Maybe Irish.
    N take 2: I’m plumbing for Irish. The nose dissipates quickly so maybe it’s a blended Irish whiskey.
    T&F: Slightly sharp/abrupt arrival, citrus-y and resinous to the end, but softened to within an inch. Definitely a consolidated malt [blend], with a fruitiness that leads to a bitter~sour~bitter~sour [on repeat] citrus-y puttiness. The journey is temporary, so again, blended malt is indicated. This is almost certainly Irish. Becomes significantly less impressive and mild [also chalky/gacky] by the minute.
    C: Adding water simplifies it suggesting 40% abv, and again, very much a blended whisk[e]y. I’ll guess Bushmills 10yo. Provisionally scores 79/78 points but that’s your lot.

    ROUND 2
    I piece together a summary of my guess-work:
    At 40%, very much a blended whisk[e]y. I’ll stick with Bushmills 10yo, a bottle I knew my sister has/had. [79/78]

    ROUND 3
    C: I was totally convinced I’d nailed this one and I had.

    Final score: 78 points

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    N: Two woods means bourbon and sherry cask use, fine. The official blurb credits this whiskey with honey, vanilla and ripe fruit notes. Well, the first two descriptors definitely cover most of the flavour profile here. I associate much older malts and [G&M] bottlings from the 70's with ripe fruits, the depth of which certainly doesn’t reside here. The wood is new and sappy and the cereal bourbon has the edge over the sherry - a thoughtful ratio. Over time vanillas rule, (JD?] bourbon casks dominating proceedings. There seems to be some caramel in here too.
    T: A bit bitey as the kiln-dry wood vs cereal spirit jostle towards a savoury-sour development. Given time it sweetens up, sugary barley spirit remains.
    F: A little raw, cereal and chalky but fighting to become sweeter as the vanilla & caramel settle.
    C: When you think how much more accomplished the 12yo is by comparison WB, this 10yo comes across as more of a rookie with the right intentions.

    Scores a D [77]


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