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Drink Review: Bushmills Original

Grain whiskey reserved for Bushmills Original is slowly matured for a minimum of five years in American oak casks before blending with Irish Single Malt to produce this popular whiskey.

Bushmills Original Review:

Bushmills Original is an interesting dram that is not meant to be a daily drinking whiskey. The bottle does state that it is “aged for a minimum of five years”. The grain whiskey is slowly matured in American oak barrels and then blended with Irish Single Malt to produce the final product. The whiskey is a very smooth and easy drink with a low burn that is a little bit of a hangover on mornings after.

Bushmills Original is a wonderful whiskey that is easy to drink, does not taste burnt or harsh, but is very smooth and also very easy to drink. The Bushmills Original glass is a very large one and if allowed to sit for a little bit (say 30-45 minutes) it will start to release a nice wave of flavor on the malt. I do think the Bushmills Original is a very nice whiskey. I also think it is one of Bushmills single malt whiskeys that is a good solid starter whiskey.

Bushmills Original is a good whiskey, and I’m glad I tried it. Whether it is a good starter whiskey for someone who wants to try single malts or the main whiskey for someone who wants a good and easy drinking whiskey, I will give it a nine out of ten rating. The whisky is a very solid and easy to drink whiskey and a very smooth and attractive whiskey.

Bushmills Original Review:

The Bushmills Twelve Year Old Irish Whiskey is a step above the Bushmills Original. This Irish whiskey is aged in a much larger proportion of Sauternes casks than the Bushmills Original. The Sauternes casks were used to age the twelve-year-old whiskey. The taste is also similar to Bushmills Original. The color of the whiskey is a little more muddy brown, and the whiskey is not as light. The three stars you see above the name of the twelve-year-old whiskey are actually a result of being a little bit smaller than the bottle holding the Bushmills Original.

“Bushmills Original” has been released under a number of brand editions. Here are all the different Bushmills ‘Original’ whiskeys with their own unique names and tasting notes.

Bushmills Original Review:

This is the most basic version of the Bushmills Original. It is a 10 year old blended whiskey that is smooth and easy to drink. The only difference between this and regular old Bushmills is the label.

This a 12 year old whiskey, among the older versions that are released by Bushmills, which is different from the Bushmills Original and the Bushmills Original: 12-year-old. This edition of the Bushmills Original is meant to be a “companion” whiskey to the Bushmills 12-year-old, where as the Bushmills Original, the most recent version, was meant to be a “refreshing” whiskey.

This was released in 2007 as a 12-year-old Bushmills in the regular Bushmills bottle. The label shows the picture of the old oak barrels used to age this whiskey. Like the Original Bushmills, Bushmills Original: 12-year-old is not aged in old oak barrels. So, the same word of caution has to be applied as with the regular Bushmills Original. Despite this, this is a nice whiskey and tastes a lot better than the regular Bushmills Original.

Bushmills Original Review:

This is the newest version of the Bushmills Original which was released in the same year (2008) as the Bushmills Original: 12-year-old. This is the most recent version of the Bushmills Original which was released with a new label and a different label than that of the Bushmills Original: 12-year-old. The bottle for this is slightly larger and holds about 60% more than the regular Bushmills bottle. 

This is another version of the Bushmills Original. However, this one is aged for a minimum of 12 years. The beer is a “legendary” beer mixture named Bulmers Original. Although not all Bulmers beers are the same, this is likely an Irish blend beer. The actual Bulmers original is dark, sweet, and very flavorful especially with some water added. The Bulmers Original tastes like an Irish beer, perhaps Guinness, and tastes a lot better if you have some water added to the bottle. 

Bushmills Original Review:

This is the newest version of the Bushmills Original, released in 2009. The bottle for this is also larger than the Bushmills Original. It is a mixture of Bushmills and Ballinrobe Single Malt whiskeys each with their own label.

Written by Mark Adams

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