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Bushmills 16 Year

Bushmills Single Malt Irish Whiskey Aged 16 Years
40% ABV
What the Distiller Says:
“Well‚ it takes a special dedication to create the Bushmills 16 year-old‚ that and lots of patience. Two whiskies are matured for 16 years‚ one in a bourbon barrel and the other in sherry‚ and then they are married together in a sweet port infused cask. It’s a marriage made in heaven!”
– Master Distiller Colum Egan

NOSE: Aromatic nose with hints of almonds and a nutty sweetness
TASTE: A warm port sweetness on the back of the throat that drifts up to form an almond‚ marzipan fusion with hints of Honey beehoney and praline
FINISH: Deep‚ jammy and dark chocolate.

Recommended Serving:
45mls Bushmills 16 Year-Old. (1.5 oz)
1 Whiskey Glass
A drop of water

What Richard Says:
Nose: It starts out abrupt and a little meaty. From there it is grainy with a heavy focus toward cereal grains. The wood interplay is interesting. It get a heave sherry background that is trying to fight through the port. I’m undecided if it works or not.
Palate: The flavor is clean, mellow, and inoffensive. Rolling it around I get crisp apples, toasted pine nuts, an a cereal back. The flavors aren’t particularly bold but this is ridiculously drinkable.
Finish: It comes on delicate and slow but rather elegant. There is almost no finish at first but the port wood slowly creeps in and guides you out.
Comments: Nose….meh. Everything else….great! This would be a “drinker’s dram” in my book. By that I mean that it is not for those that want to spend the evening with their noses in their glasses waxing poetic. Rather, it is a great dram if yo uwna tto sit with some friends and just enjoy some good whiskey. I also feel compelled to own up to something. This is a dram I had to spend a lot of time with. It is really a mood dram for me. If I’m in the mood I love it and review accordingly. If I force then I don’t respond as well. What you see above is the combination of those two experiences.
Rating: Stands Out

Event Notice: Bushmills Tasting at Mac McGee

More Irish whiskey tastings are starting to roll in as we roll into March. Mac McGee is bringing back Diageo Master of Whiskey Kevin Mulcahy for a Bushmills tasting Friday, March 9th at 7:00 PM. You can RSVP at 404-377-8050 and find Mac McGee Irish Pub at 111 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA. Here’s the not from the host:

Tonight we will taste with the discerning Master of Whiskey Kevin Mulcahy five select expressions from Bushmills. We have picked the nutty floral Bushmills, Black Bush, Bushmills 10yr, Bushmills 16yr, and a special limited addition Bushmills all for $30 from 7pm to 9pm.

Drink wisely my friends,