Bushmills 28 Year The Rare Casks Cognac Cask Single Malt

Single Malt

Bushmills // Northern Ireland

RARE

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4.63
4 out of 5 stars
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This single malt from Bushmills is the first release in an expected annual collection called The Rare Casks. It is made using 100% unpeated Irish malted barley and was triple-distilled in 1992. After distillation it aged for 11 years in former oloroso sherry and ex-bourbon barrels. Then the two whiskey batches were married and recasked into former cognac casks for its final 17 years of maturation.

It is bottled without chill-filtration at a cask strength of 46.7% ABV. Only 500 bottles were made for this US exclusive release. Available as of October 2020 at select retailers and online with Flaviar.

This single malt from Bushmills is the first release in an expected annual collection called The Rare Casks. It is made using 100% unpeated Irish malted barley and was triple-distilled in 1992. After distillation it aged for 11 years in former oloroso sherry and ex-bourbon barrels. Then the two whiskey batches were married and recasked into former cognac casks for its final 17 years of maturation. It is bottled without chill-filtration at a cask strength of 46.7% ABV. Only 500 bottles were made for this US exclusive release. Available as of October 2020 at select retailers and online with Flaviar.

  • age
    28 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
    46.7
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon and ex-oloroso sherry casks, finished in cognac casks

Tasting Notes

"Let this one sit for a few minutes before getting into to it. Let it breathe. Once you do you'll find a really lovely nose filled with a trail mix of sorts. The whiskey is still here, but it's got the fruit notes from the cognac and sherry (orange peel, raisins, coconut, dried fruit) along with a touch of chocolate and nuts.  Tasting there's a little bit of spice which punches through and a few bitter notes to be found as well coupled with the trail mix. The finish is complex, lengthy and satisfying. Okay so it doesn't come in a fancy bottle. But if you're more interested in the contents within the bottle, you'll be very pleased indeed. "

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