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- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
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- 12 Apr 2017 6:17 pm by Marko_I
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Whisky Reviews for Bushmills Original
16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 69.83 points
- Aroma: Uninteresting, pungent smell. Some citrus, flowers, but most of all a big void and boredom.
Taste: Sweet honey. It is very conflict-free, easy to drink. This can probably be drunk somewhere in a pub. It works only diluted.
Finish: Honey remains and a little spice at the end. Otherwise, nothing much remains.
Overall: Simple basic blend. I didn't really like the smell, but the taste is acceptable. This isn't really worth tasting, but it's not a mess.
- Not very complex, but it's okay
Grain, vanilla, honey
Sweet, a bit of honey, a bit of vanilla
- Beautiful dram for beginners. Well balanced and neither too complex or too expressive. Just a proper whiskey, although whiskey lovers will skip this dram for sure.
Intensity - 4
Richness - 3
Honey, Nectarine, hay and some caramel.
Intensity - 4
Richness - 4
Caramel, honey, pear flavoured water ice cream (the brand Festini from Ola).
Very short and fainty with a little bit of caramel notes.
- vanilla, easy drinking
- Floral-fruity aroma of medium intensity. The taste is completely consistent with the smell, quite mild for my taste. Medium aftertaste. No alcohol smell. Good Irishman without pretensions
- A freebie. I’d never buy it.
Buying some of the most hyped and discussed new Irish ‘whiskey’ in the shape of Waterford, bagged me a free 50ml of standard Bushmills. It’s never occurred to me to ever try popular Irish whiskey, at least not to buy in a bottle (bars nonwithstanding). So off we go.
On the nose and it’s a glue sniffers paradise. Sweet, woody, sour, an acetone and baked apples. There’s white pepper too. It’s not very nice. It really is a bit naff and there a bitter note too.
In the mouth, oh WOW! This is a first, an overwhelming sense of Parma Violets sweets. That strange, old grandma, potpourri vibe, a perfumy palate. It’s sweet and the Parma violets thing arrives after the initial, light, woody arrival. It’s then translations into ginger, pepper and mildly astringent wood and all the way in the back count a floral note. Kind of honeysuckle with marigolds.
I’m confused. There’s enough here I don’t like, it’s smooth and and as a kid I may have overdone the Parma violets, but there’s something strangely enjoyable about the floral thing I get from it. But not enough to buy a bottle. This mini was quite large enough. I can confidently say, never again.
- Nose: Sweet honey. Bright citrus fruits and apples. Some light malt. Flowery aroma.
Palate: Slightly oily feel. Buttered biscuit. Fruity and sweet. A citrusy tart taste. Somewhat malty.
Finish: Medium. Malt lingering. Slight tang and waves of citrus.
Overall Score: 70. Never been a fan of Bushmills. It’s not the worst whiskey in the world but it’s never my first choice. It’s got enough flavor to please someone just looking for a simple glass of whiskey but I would never say this is impressive by any means.
This bottle was gifted to me in 2013 and I think I opened it for the third time today. This bottle stays at my mother’s house. Nobody in the house drinks it because it’s just kind of...meh.