Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey
This is a blended Irish whiskey, which in the case of Bushmills means a mixture of triple-distilled Bushmills Irish single malt whiskey with column-still Irish grain whiskey. Unlike brands like Jameson and Powers which combine single pot-still whiskey with their grain, Bushmills uses single-malt.
The classic Irish blend, Bushmills Original is made up of grain whiskey matured for five years before blending with malt whiskeys. Triple distilled and very supple.
The cornerstone of our family, it’s a blend of our own triple distilled malt whiskey with a lighter Irish grain whiskey, making it an approachable whiskey with a rich, warming taste of fresh fruit and vanilla.
Aromatic, sweet Riesling-like quality to this. Also cut herbs and blossom.
Fruity, aromatic palate. Salty butter, all kinds of blossom, sweet vanilla cream and citrus.
A malty finish with cardamom and ginger on the tail.
This isn’t awful. It’s a simple, single-note dram with no complexity, but not as faulty as others at this price point.