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The oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world, Bushmills received its distilling license from King James I in 1608. The distillery still sits next to the River Bush, near the northernmost coast of Ireland. Bushmills is such an Irish institution that the Bank of Ireland even included the Old Bushmills Distillery was included on its banknotes to celebrate the distillery's 400th birthday.
Bushmills 21 Year Old single malt whiskey is aged for a minimum of 19 years in casks that have been previously seasoned by use in Oloroso sherry and bourbon. After marriage, the product is then put into Madeira casks for a further two years of maturation. The resulting whiskey offers consumers layers of flavours of fruit, malt, and spice with nutty hints of raisin.
You can choose to enjoy this exceptional Bushmills 21 Year Old whiskey on the rocks, neat, or with a splash of water. This aged single malt whiskey will shine in whatever setting you decide to put it in. For a meal, you can serve it with steak or roast meat. Mature and blue cheeses also pair well with Bushmills 21 Year Old. On the sweet side, rich desserts can bring out the chocolate and caramelised toffee aromas of this magical whiskey.
Description of Bushmills 21 Years
Bushmills 21 Years
This rare whiskey is in scarce supply with only a limited number of casks in our warehouses. It's matured in bourbon and sherry barrels for 21 years‚ before being married together for two years in a madeira-infused cask. The result is dark chocolate and caramelised toffee aromas and a sip that clings to the palate before releasing a magical burst like mint. It's a rare taste in every serve.
- Color: Bushmills 21 Years has a dark colour.
- Smell: The nose has caramel aromas, honey, black chocolate with fruity and spicy notes.
- Mouth: The taste is unmistakable, with dates, raisins, grapes and fruit notes that cling to the palate. The finish is a burst of mint that ends with an intense licorice flavour.
ALCOHOL: 40% Vol
Bushmill's history starts in 1608, when King James I. granted Sir Thomas Phillips - landowner and Governor of Antrum - a license to distill. In 1784 the distillery is registered and the Pot Still becomes its trademark. The first big difference adds in the 1850's, when a malt tax is introduced. Because of this tax many distilleries changed their recipes, while Bushmill's didn't. The brand was unstoppable, although many obstacles - such as a big fire, prohibition and World War II - made life hard and decreased or even stopped production for a while.More about the Producer