Aged in an array of ex-bourbon, virgin oak and ex-Oloroso sherry barrels, the Bushmills Original is an easy-drinking, versatile whiskey. Using a blend of triple-distilled malt whiskey and a light, approachable grain whiskey, Bushmills Original is an excellent starting point when exploring the range of whiskies from Bushmills.
Appearance: Light amber.
Nose: Vanilla, banana and lemon peel.
Taste: Cinnamon spice with notes of orange peels and honey.
Finish: Very light spice with a smooth honeyed finish.
Overall: Simple, easy-drinking whiskey full of honey.
Very affordable, there is no guilt about mixing this whiskey. Get this for those friends of yours that don’t usually drink straight spirits. Easily mixed, Bushmills Original goes great with your favourite mixers or in a whiskey sour.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of the Bushmills Original, you could also try Powers Gold Lable or Tullamore D.E.W.
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.
Water, Yeast, Malt, Grain.