Bushmills Distillery is in the village of Bushmills in unique North Antrim , Northern Ireland. It is located on the banks of St. Columb’s Rill and reputed to be the oldest licensed Distillery in the world , being given legal status in 1608 when King James 1st granted a license to local landowner Sir Thomas Phillips.
The Victorian architecture of the Distillery dates from 1885 when it was rebuilt after a fire.
During its existence the distillery has changed ownership many times, at one time it was owned by the Boyd family who were responsible for promoting the product worldwide, in 1972 it became part of the Irish Distillers Group who themselves were taken over by Pernod Ricard.
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700 ml, 35% abv, IrelandBushmills Irish Honey spirit drink is the newest, smooth addition to the Bushmills family. You’ll get a deliciously fruity, smooth start followed by a sweet, honey finish. It’s an incredibly easy drinking spirit that is best enjoyed neat.
700 ml, 40% abv, IrelandBushmills Single Malt Whiskey 10 year old is triple distilled from 100% malted barley and matured for at least 10 years in bourbon season barrels which give it its honey, vanilla and milk chocolate aroma.
Winner of Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey at the 2007 World Whiskies Awards.
1000 ml, 40% abv, IrelandThe third expression released in this series, Bushmills Bourbon #3 Char Cask Reserve is the result of a long-standing relationship with master coopers from Louisville, Kentucky who reserve only the finest American white oak, custom-charred bourbon casks to mature this unique whiskey. The amount of char you give a cask has a significant impact on the flavour and this is what makes Bourbon #3 Char Cask Reserve so special. “The seasoned casks are emptied of Bourbon and re-charred before being shipped to the Old Bushmills Distillery where we fill them exclusively with triple-distilled Bushmills Single Malt Irish Whiskey.”
“subtle notes of toasted oak, spices and crème brûlée with a long, rich and smooth finish”
1000 ml, 40% abv, Ireland
Bushmills' first release in the Steamship Collection is Sherry Cask Reserve, a limited release of fine malt whiskey exclusively matured in first-fill Oloroso Sherry butts. The Steamship Collection marks the 125th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the SS Bushmills, the distillery's own steamship that delivered its whiskey to new corners of the world.
"Notes of raisins, dried apricots and spiced honey"
700 ml, 40% abv, IrelandBushmills Single Malt Whiskey 16 year old is aged for 16 years in a combination of Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon-seasoned casks, then matured for several months in port wine barrels. The unique maturation process gives this single malt its distinct notes of juicy fruits, nuts and spice, as well as a hint of ruby redness.
Score '90' Whisky Bible 2012.
"One of the most complex fruit aromas in the world, explodingly ripe greenage and gooseberry.... spiced apricote and layered sweetness"