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Bushmills 21-year-old

Overall rating
87.10/100
votes
107
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare - Matured in Three Woods
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Oloroso, Bourbon & Madeira Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L4076IB001 4129039
Added on
21 Jul 2014 7:29 pm by pagan
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 171.83

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107 × member ratings

284 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bushmills 21-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.10 points

  1. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasted in the fluted glass by Olaf Tappert

    Dangerously easy to drink - I usually divide a 5cl sample over 2 evenings - I was not able to do this here - the palate demanded more
    The different perception of the aromas in the nose, mouth and finish is interesting. You should have tried this drop. Great
    • Nose
      89 89
      Leave in a jar with a lid for about 10 minutes before nosing
      It flows out of the glass intensely fruity, Haribo Color-Rado! Sweet wine gum of different colors, almost tropifrutti, but also a little liquorice. The intensity of the fruits is gone, you can sniff them away. Once again, sweet apples or Turkish apple tea are dominant. Definitely special and strikingly different from previously tasted malts. Almost artificial and perfumed, which leads to minimal devaluation
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very soft mouthfeel. First malt sweetness, then spices, a little Caro coffee, then caramel and dark dried fruit, remarkably mild due to the 40%
    • Finish
      91 91
      Oak without tannins, seasoning without any bitterness, milk coffee with macadamia syrup, chocolate-coated sultanas and nuts
      Here age dominates the only 40% alcohol, because it is present for a long time.

  2. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I think the ghosts are different in this dram. But if you remain attentive as an Irish fan, it turns out that this kind of maturation is always worth a try. If then the PLV still fits the demanded price, everyone has to decide for themselves. He is a bit too inconspicuous for me. Under 100 EUR he could be home whiskey
    • Nose
      87 87
      Only one word fits: fruit basket! But really something of versatile and delicious. Do not want to count fruits individually, because he does not have. No dominant fruit, which is worth mentioning. But a tasty nose. Respect.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oily and soft, intense and graßig sweet with fruit notes extra. So a little the feeling of a whole hand full of wine gums. Really special! Also malty enough to be a delicious Irishman. Here the price does not bother me anymore. But, very spicy. Wood opponents caution.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium to long but simple and dry. He stays sweet and does not get bitter. But the finish could be more exciting.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2015]  I emptied a bottle that was a present to me in March, 2015.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state a very fruity and sweet profile that is very quaffable...

  4. butt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Kaleva scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Really nice whiskey, with complex multi-layered very unusual nose and sweet fruity palate. 3 different cask types influence can be recognized here and the result is very balanced. For quite a while this expression was hard to find obviously to the lack of distillery stock but now it looks like it's returning back (however, with significantly higher price).
    • Nose
      Sweet and a bit closed, fruity with ripe red apples and dark plums, maybe a bit of mango, honey notes, later comes sherry (dried fruits, toffee), cafe au lait, almost insensible tones of oak
    • Taste
      Fresh, medium-sweet, peach, tropical fruits (banana, mandarines, passion fruit), fruit bubble gum, nutty notes
    • Finish
      Medium-long, sweet, walnut shell, some mushroom notes, hint of oak

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A great balanced, complex, noble, mature Irish Single Malt - individually numbered - in a beautiful package - at an acceptable price!
    • Nose
      93 93
      noble smell, dark berries, Christmas spices and Madeira wine;
    • Taste
      93 93
      grapes, honey, spice cake, dark chocolate, a little vanilla;
    • Finish
      92 92
      long-lasting, harmonious warm finish;

  7. wako93 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Not worth the called price. Overall, too trivial.
    • Nose
      85 85
      a little citrus and sweetish note. grassy notes. minimal stinging.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet at the beginning. light tingle, oak. Hardly any fruit. despite the low alcohol content comes here with proper pepper. I think the barrels have already given a lot. Are also x-refill barrels mMn.
    • Finish
      85 85
      again very woody, dry finish.

  8. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. BehindSpace scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

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