Thank You Ireland
Bushmills 16yr Irish Whiskey
Porch, Lake Dillon, CO
Thursday June 24Th, 2010
When thinking of the proper words to describe the first sip of Bushmills 16yr I happily refer to my good friend Jeff Morgan who, after taking the initial sip unleashes a pronounced "OOHHHHH YAAHHHH!!.." This may seem silly but the fact of the matter is this is a very real and common reaction when enjoying this particular Whiskey.
It's been referred to by many Whisky Lovers as the "Scotch-drinkers Irish Whiskey." It hits your palate not as a typical Irish Whiskey would with sweet/malty tones, yet it presents wild oak notes of vanilla and dark fig-fruits thanks to the Whiskey aging in a combination of Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon Casks for 16 years prior to being lain in Port Pipes for several months that, all together, give the Whiskey a level of complexity and depth that is unmatched in both style and price range. The drink is long with initial warmth and spice from the Bourbon Cask marrying with the fig/cherry fruits from the Sherry Casks while the finish is heavy with chocolate and tobacco.
All the unique flavors and bold characteristics of this Whiskey encompassed in a bottle that costs only $65.99, means the next time you are looking for a great gift or even a bottle to spoil yourself with, don't go any further than the Bushmills 16yr, you'll thank me later.
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