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Bushmills 16

posted Jan 20, 2015, 6:16 PM by Tod Armbruster   [ updated Jan 24, 2015, 11:12 AM by David R. ]
I picked up a new bottle recently, Bushmills 16 yr.  An Irish whiskey (they spell it with an 'e') that is aged in three woods.  Sherry and bourbon casks are used, then it is finished in port wine casks.  As with all Irish whiskeys that I know of it is triple distilled.

My tasting notes  show a red-gold color,( think watery, leftover bloody mary)

The nose is Lucky Charms with burnt fireplace followed by vanilla, molasses, honey, sherry, and malt.  A very forward
nose that will not quit.  Blows right out of the glass.

The palate shows malt, sherry, vanilla, possibly some berry.  Long finish of malt and mash.

It is worth your while to seek and try this single malt.  The nose is rewarding.  My score 89.