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Drink Review: Bushmills 10 Year Old

The benchmark Irish single malt, this has a far greater depth of flavour than standard Irish blends.

Bushmills 10 Year Old Nose:

Pears, dates and cane sugar.

Bushmills 10 Year Old Palate:

Bags of fruit and then some sweet malt and the unmistakable touch of oak.

Bushmills 10 Year Old Finish:

This is where the Bushmills 10 just pulls ahead of its rivals. A continual slow trail of maltiness that leaves the mouth watering.

Bushmills 10 Year Old Opinion:

The benchmark Irish single malt in my opinion. Far greater depth of flavour than standard Irish blends.

Bushmills 10 Year Old is a single malt from Jameson-Distiller and is solely responsible for the 5% that Jameson is allowed to put into the Jameson blend as well as some of the Redbreast in the Redbreast blend. It was launched in 1992.

In 1785 Brian Keenan founded the distillery and it was in operation from 1780 until 1926 when it was destroyed by fire. In 1987 the distillery was rebuilt and is owned today by the Guinness family who have their heart and soul in the production of the finest whiskey in the country.

Bushmills 10 Year Old is both triple distilled and aged for 10 years which is about as good as whiskey gets. When the 1990’s bought economic liberalisation into Europe with it, Bushmills got a new lease of life being exported into new markets to countries such as the Far East and the USA. In 1991, it won the International Spirits Challenge for the 1st time. In 1993, it won for the 2nd time in a row. In 1996. The same year it picked up gold at the International Spirits Challenge. The 2000’s have also been kind to Bushmills, picking up plenty more awards and plaudits in the International Spirits Challenge.

 

Written by Mark Adams

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