Bushmills Steamship Collection Sherry Cask Reserve
Bushmills // Northern Ireland
Part of an ongoing expansion of the brand by its new owner, Jose Cuervo, the Steamship Collection is a Travel Retail Exclusive from Bushmills. The series is named for a steamship built in 1890, the SS Bushmills, that called Ireland home, but traveled the globe as far as the Americas and Asia. Allegedly, it brought back casks of rum, fortified wine, and bourbon from the new world. The Sherry Cask Reserve is the first release of three bottlings, which will presumably mirror the three casks borne back to Ireland by the steamer. Matured in ex-oloroso sherry butts, the single malt is tripled distilled, as per Bushmills house style. It carries no age statement and is bottled at 40% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled 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 TypeEx-Oloroso Sherry