Aged 21 Years, Madeira Finish

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Brand: Bushmills
Expression: Aged 21 Years, Madeira Finish
Type: Northern Ireland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Northern Ireland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 65
Tasting notes
Taster   Gavin D. Smith
Nose: Initially rather reticent, with acetone and developing grain giving way to a treacly, slightly smoky note.
Palate: Medium-bodied, with a hint of honey, then darker treacle and stewed fruits dominate.
Finish: Liquorice and oak - quite lengthy.
Comment: A whiskey with complexity, character and some age to it.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Big and generous. Shifting into coffee cake with butter icing. Water makes it reminiscent of a bodega then comes mint, citrus zest and in time tanned leather. Grist-like sweetness.
Palate: Better grip, some substance and a dried fruit edge along with red liquorice.
Finish: Firm, nutty and clean.
Comment: Good flow, balance and grip. A powerhouse.
Visit the distillery
Old Bushmills Distillery, 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills, Antrim, Co. Antrim, Republic of Ireland
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