Bushmills Original

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Distillery Bottling
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
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12 Apr 2017 6:17 pm by Marko_I

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€ 21.50

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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

  1. haubi scored this whisky 57 points Expert Junior


  2. SushiCZ scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    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.

  3. eNZzo scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      70 70

  4. SimondeVette scored this whisky 64 points Expert Junior

    Not very complex, but it's okay
    • Nose
      Grain, vanilla, honey
    • Taste
      Sweet, a bit of honey, a bit of vanilla
    • Finish

  5. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  6. Rody024 scored this whisky 58 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      50 50
      Intensity - 4
      Richness - 3

      Honey, Nectarine, hay and some caramel.
    • Taste
      65 65
      Intensity - 4
      Richness - 4
      Watery mouthfeel.

      Caramel, honey, pear flavoured water ice cream (the brand Festini from Ola).
    • Finish
      60 60
      0-5 seconds
      Very short and fainty with a little bit of caramel notes.

  7. Svjatogor scored this whisky 47 points Expert Senior

    vanilla, easy drinking

  8. egeht scored this whisky 71 points Member Junior

    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
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      68 68

  9. Gareth74 scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    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.

    Dare I?

    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.

  10. MackenzieOB95 scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    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.


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