Bushmills

Aged 12 Years, Distillery Reserve

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 15
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Specifications
Brand: Bushmills
Expression: Aged 12 Years, Distillery Reserve
Type: Northern Ireland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Northern Ireland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: The sherry is light and clean and gives way to a lovely hint of orange and sweet nuts. Impressively stylish and assured.
Palate: A highly developed and confusingly complex middle tends to nudge back towards sherry dominance.
Finish: Dries as the richer sherry notes fade and the oak takes hold.
Comment: Cleaner than of old but no less characterful. Quite a cerebral whisky.
8.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Warm. Suede. Leather. Linseed.
Palate: Toasted almonds. Pistachios. Fudge. Fruity. Flowering currant. Good flavour development.
Finish: A hint of sherry. Apricot-like, oily sweetness.
Comment: Despite being a malt, it still, somehow has an Irish accent. Slightly more personality than the Bushmills malt at 16 Years Old. Drinkable and sociable.
7.8
Visit the distillery
Old Bushmills Distillery, 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills, Antrim, Co. Antrim, Republic of Ireland
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