A product of the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery, the "Old Bushmills" Distillery, Bushmills Single Malt Irish Whiskey is the original single malt whiskey from Ireland.
With an intriguing aroma and well-balanced flavor, Bushmills Malt is a delightfully delicate malt and uncomplicated whiskey crafted from 100% malted barley.
Its style is mellow and light, and a time-tested drying process assures that the taste of the malt shines through. All the malt used in our mash is dried in closed kilns devoid of peat, preventing it from absorbing the fire's smokiness while retaining the malt's distinctive, authentic character and exceptionally clean taste.
Like Bushmills and Black Bush, it is 80 proof (40% alc./vol.), but Bushmills Malt is a single malt whiskey. It ages for a minimum of 10 years in select bourbon oak casks and a select number of Oloroso sherry casks, developing its full flavor, character and hue. Triple distilled for exceptional smoothness, Bushmills Malt is 40% alcohol by volume.
Taste: Bushmills Malt has a sweet spicy aroma with overtones of Oloroso sherry, vanilla and honey. It is characterful and complex; mild, but nonetheless has a rich, malty character, not overlaid by any of the strong peaty/smoky notes so typical of most scotch malts. Smooth on the palate with a slightly dry finish. Bushmills Malt is ideal as either an aperitif or digestif.
Wine EnthusiastThe early stage aroma is fresh, malty, yeasty/beery and honey-like; further aeration stimulates intriguing notes of nougat, milk chocolate and oaky vanilla. Palate entry offers pleasantly fruity/grainy tastes that are off-dry. Ends up semisweet, candied and even a tad sherried.