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Bushmills Port Cask - Reserve

Overall rating
82.31/100
votes
67
Whiskybase ID
WB87494
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Steamship Collection
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Ruby Port Pipes
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5055966820112
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
02 Oct 2016 1:26 pm by holborndrinker
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 79.98

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67 × member ratings

232 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bushmills Port Cask - Reserve

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.31 points

  1. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Has the good tendencies of the 16er, but this is missing in my opinion, the maturity and thus the balance.
    • Nose
      sweet, red apple, candy and marzipan. Cherry juice. Add to that the typical light and floral character of Bushmills. A touch of woody spice in the form of cocoa powder lies above it. The port kegs have had no exaggerated impact on the whiskey, but gave a nice splash of red fruit.
    • Taste
      relatively light and dry. Ripe peaches are reminiscent of 16-year-old Three Woods. Comparatively spicy, little sweetness from the port, but more bitterness, which gets a slightly unpleasant upper hand for me here.
    • Finish
      medium

  2. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  3. gaboruso scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Malthead19 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    - one of the very good NAS Bushmills bottlings
    - the best of the STEAMSHIP range
    - For about 70 €, however, a steep price, tends to be too expensive
    • Nose
      a lot of fruity sweetness, grapes, cherry, makes a very sweet, gentle impression
    • Taste
      soft, sweet start, becomes stronger on the palate, oak, spice, develops even further in the mouth
    • Finish
      soft gentle fruity medium-long finish;
      long aftertaste of grapes and oak

  5. jkswift scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. marmeladow scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Bottle L8078IB 002, uncorked 42 days ago. A bit pale and overpriced at first, it has developed very positively over the course of the year and offers full port whiskey enjoyment for a NAS whiskey. Leave a lot of time in the nosing jar!
    Another excellent Bushmills, just a shame that the Bushmills Prize is partly overdrawn and so here too.
    Very nicely balanced Irish, reminiscent of the Bushmills 16yo in phases. Got better and more complex with every sip of today's in-depth tasting
    • Nose
      In addition to many flavors of berry fruit, almond, port, honey and sweetness, you can also feel a little metallic youth
    • Taste
      Amazingly powerful for its 40%, well integrated sweetness with pleasant port wine notes. Warm mouthfeel.
      In addition to what the nosing offered, there was also dark chocolate and coffee
    • Finish
      good medium length, getting a little drier. Otherwise like nose and palate

  7. JNuyts scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    Rather simple and easy but not too bad actually
    • Nose
      85 85
      Pink grapefruit, apricot, mango, papaya, honeydew, little spicy and herbal, hints of strawberry and bubble gum, candy, toffee
    • Taste
      83 83
      Oily, sweet, little fruity, more strawberries
    • Finish
      81 81
      Warm, rather short

  9. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  10. schengel10 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Limited Release; A very decent Irish single malt! Compared to the Sherry Edition I like them better! Unfortunately only bottled with 40% and too expensive!
    • Nose
      pleasant nose: sweet grapes, then berries, plums, oak, vanilla;
    • Taste
      soft, aromatic onset, ripe sweet fruits (grapes), caramel, oak;
    • Finish
      medium-length, ripe grapes; slightly bitter and oak in the finish;

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