Bushmills

10 Years Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 3
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Specifications
Brand: Bushmills
Expression: 10 Years Old
Type: Northern Ireland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 10 years old
Year of bottling: 1999
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Northern Ireland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Intense malt with a unmistakable sherry richness. Quite firm, fruity and clean.
Palate: Sweet, quite lush start: malt, sherry and soft spice.
Finish: Lashings of toffee with bigger sherry than of old. Dark fudge sweetness gives way to much drier cocoa notes.
Comment: A bigger whisky than of a year or two back with the sherry making a much bigger impression. Quite fruity and full where once it was slightly powdery and over-dependent on the malt character alone.
7.5
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Distinctly almondy. Some soft, perfumy, winey spiciness.
Palate: Toasted almonds, raisins, slightly burnt toffee.
Finish: Delicate, elusive, flavours. Long, soft, soothing.
Comment: All the woods are influential, especially the port in the finish. A very dexterous balancing act, but is the house character eventually overwhelmed?
6.0
Visit the distillery
Old Bushmills Distillery, 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills, Antrim, Co. Antrim, Republic of Ireland
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