100% malted barley is triple distilled in copper pot stills and then matured in seasoned ex-bourbon barrels for a minimum of 10 years. Oloroso casks are also used, but the bourbon barrels are where the 10-year-old draws its characteristic milk chocolate and vanilla notes from.
Appearance: Bright amber
Nose: Milk chocolate, vanilla and banana bread.
Taste: Honey and tropical fruits backed by a plump creaminess.
Finish: Toasted cinnamon finishing smoothly.
Overall: An exceptional everyday drinking single malt.
If the person you’re buying for is just starting their journey into the world of Irish malts, there’s no better place to start than with the Bushmills 10-year-old. Having produced whiskey since 1784, the team at Bushmills know what they’re doing.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of the Bushmills 10, you could also try Teeling Single Malt or Tyrconnell 10.
Irish whiskey was once the most popular spirit in the world and has been massively on the rise in popularity in recent years. Ireland and Scotland both lay claim to being whisky’s original creator but it’s likely both nations developed a similar product at around the same time. The knowledge of distillation is commonly thought to have been brought to Ireland (and Scotland) by monks returning from the Mediterranean and the Middle East in around 1000AD.
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
Located in Northern ireland in County antrim, Bushmills like to use the year 1608 on their bottles, making them seem like the oldest distillery. While itŐs true the area Bushmills occupies was granted a license to distill at that time The Bushmills Old Distillery Company wasnŐt founded until 1784. Bushmills continues to be the standard bearer for triple distilled Irish Single Malts.
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