Bushmills 1608 Anniversary Edition

Blended

Bushmills // Ireland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    90
  • Avg. Rating

    3.83
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 63 )

This limited edition commemorates the 400th anniversary of the year a license to distill uisce beatha ("water of life") to Sir Thomas Phillips, thus beginning the story of Bushmills Irish Whiskey. What makes it unique to the collection is that it not only contains malted and unmalted barley, but also crystal malt, which is usually only added to beer. Crystal malt caramelizes when heated, lending its own sweetness.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    46.0
  • Blended
    Comprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"The charred oak ex-bourbon barrels used to age Bushmills always lend a degree of toastiness to the flavor. It's there coupled with an impressive creamy smoothness and flavors of scones, honey, malty cereal and butter. So basically, it tastes like breakfast!"

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Sweet & Full Bodied