Bushmills Red Bush

Blended

Bushmills // Ireland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    3.3
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 86 )

Red Bush is a blended whiskey aged in first-fill-bourbon casks. No age statement is given other than the standard "at least three years of age" as is the youngest age requirement for any Irish Whiskey. Available in the US market in early 2017. Bottled at 40% ABV.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • 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
    first-fill bourbon

Tasting Notes

"The aroma is quite sweet on the Demerara sugar side. This mingles with light cereal grains and light barrel spices. The sweet palate continues on the medium-light bodied whiskey. A dash of vanilla comes out along with a touch of char smoke. There's just a bit of a peppery bite in the easy-to-drink (shoot) dram. Overall, a nice balance of sweet and spice. Finish is on the short side. Recommended served next to a glass of lager or a Half & Half."

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Sweet & Spicy