21 Years Old

ABV 40%
Click below to share this page

Brand: Bushmills
Expression: 21 Years Old
Type: Northern Ireland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Northern Ireland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Peter Mulryan
Nose: A stunning assault of Demerera sugar, roasted nuts and fruity yoghurt.
Palate: Very sweet and juicy, then dried apricots before moving on to rich fruitcake.
Finish: A tart, dark marmalade tingle.
Comment: This whiskey has changed quite a bit in the last few years. It's now less subtle, more forthright, but no less delicious.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Full, rich and woody. Light spiciness, varnish, toffee, orange peel. Good mature notes: overripe fruit, spruce, spent firework. Old...too old?
Palate: Wood has strong influence. Some sweet dried fruits, amontillado-like, roasted almond. A touch winey, then the wood firms a little.
Finish: Biscuity, dusty, splintery.
Comment: It's balanced but it lacks the vibrancy of the 16 Years Old.
Visit the distillery
Old Bushmills Distillery, 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills, Antrim, Co. Antrim, Republic of Ireland
Don’t have an account? Sign up here:
Create and view your own tasting notes and scores for individual whiskies.

  • Create your own Wish List
  • Create your own Collections
  • Write your own tasting notes for each bottle
  • Score whiskies creating a unique community score where whiskies are rated taking the average from every Whsiky Magazine member

If you like this, try these...