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The Bushmills Original is produced by the Bushmills, a distillery so important for the Northern-Irish industry that its image was included in the new banknotes of this country as a tribute to its 400 years of existence. In 2010, this whiskey was the winner of multiple awards which testify of its high quality. Since 1608, when King James I gave the founder Sir Thomas Phillips the license to distillate, this company has not stopped sharing with the world a bit of its cultural tradition. More than whiskey, each bottle of Bushmills contains a bit of the richness and traditions of its home region.
TASTING NOTES of Bushmills Original :
- Colour: golden brown
- Odour: Mild, it leaves creamy aromas of vanilla and crème brûlée. Floral and fruity hints.
- Taste: Pleasant on the palate with notes of honey, vanilla and fresh fruits. Creamy texture.
PRODUCER: Old Bushmills Distillery
COUNTRY: Northern Ireland
PRODUCTION DETAILS: it is a blend of single malt and single grain whiskey. It aged a minimum of five years in oak casks that are specially selected to bring out the golden hue and light. When mature this grain whiskey is blended with a single malt whiskey to balance the flavour.
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