Bushmills Black Bush Special Old Irish Whiskey
43% ABV/86 Proof
$35 to $40
What the Distillery Says:
With an intriguing flavor and a name to match, this is our special blend. It combines a uniquely high proportion of malt whiskey matured in former Oloroso Sherry casks with a sweet, batch-distilled grain whiskey. This unique recipe gives Black Bush its rich fruity notes and deep intense character, balanced by a unique smoothness.
Nose: Big, full, rich fruitcake aroma, intense Sherry sweetness developing into dried fruit/raisen/Christmas cake notes
Palate: Soft, silky texture with a nutty character
Finish: Lingering sweetness. Remarkable balance between the poier from Sherry-seasoned casks and the smoothness of the spirit.
What Richard Says:
Nose: The nose is very rich. It reminds me of sherry drizzled warm apple pie.
Palate: It’s more delicate and viscous than I would’ve expected. It’s also a little nutty too.
Finish: This is my least favorite part. It’s a little like licking an empty sherry barrel.
Comments: In my lowly personal opinion this is probably the best value in the Bushmills range. At around $35 it swings well above classic Bushmills and the 10 year old single malt version.
Rating: Stands Out