Bushmills Black Bush
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  • sherry
  • smoky
  • red apple
  • caramel
  • spicy
  • honey
  • grain
  • cinnamon
  • floral

Bushmills

Black Bush (0.7l, 40%)
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Character Goatson
Rich. Dark. Aged in Oloroso Sherry... It doesn’t get much better than this.

Bushmills is one of the most popular and enduring Irish Whiskeys. Hugh Anderson registered the company in 1784 in the town of Bushmills and, after a few fits and starts, they have been in continuous operation and growing since 1885. Jose Cuervo purchased the Old Bushmills Distillery from Diageo in 2014, but those corporate blokes knew to stay out of the way of Irishman crafting their Whiskey. Bushmills currently has six Whiskeys in their core line-up in addition to special editions and releases.

It's no secret that Irish Whiskey has experienced a boom in recent years. Bushmills was one of only two distilleries in Ireland in 1972 until it was taken over by Irish Distillers. Bushmills is now in the hands of Jose Cuervo and celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2008.

Black Bush is a triple-distilled, malt blend of 80% malt Whiskey to 20% grain Whiskey. This Irish Whiskey is matured for around 8-10 years in former Oloroso Sherry casks, with rich, smooth notes of fruit, this dram is full of character and history. Bottled at 40% ABV, the blend won the top prize in its category at the World Whiskies Awards.

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Appearance / Color
Golden copper.

Nose / Aroma
Sherry, baking spices, apple, a hint of grain, and earthiness.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sherry flavor, with hints of cinnamon, honey, some pears, nuttiness, and a bit of smoke and wood.

Finish
Medium-length with a bit of bite, grains, and Sherry tannins.
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  • sherry
  • smoky
  • red apple
  • caramel
  • spicy
  • honey
  • grain
  • cinnamon
  • floral
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Character Dogson
Irish Whiskey has many varieties: grain Whiskey, malted barley pot-still-distilled, and ‘pure pot-still’ (or ‘single pot still’ as it is now officially known). Then there is Poitin, one of the first Spirits ever made.
Whiskey producers lose on average about 2% of their stock a year to angels' share. For Jameson, the biggest one of the Irish Whiskey brands, it means 29 thousand bottles going into the air (literally) every day!
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Irish Whiskey became the most renowned Whiskey and most popular Spirit in the 19th century after the outbreak of phylloxera and the total devastation of Cognac production in France.
Bushmills is the one of the oldest working distilleries in Ireland.
Poteen is a Whiskey made from potatoes, or in other words: it's Irish Vodka.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Irish Whiskey has many varieties: grain Whiskey, malted barley pot-still-distilled, and ‘pure pot-still’ (or ‘single pot still’ as it is now officially known). Then there is Poitin, one of the first Spirits ever made.
Whiskey producers lose on average about 2% of their stock a year to angels' share. For Jameson, the biggest one of the Irish Whiskey brands, it means 29 thousand bottles going into the air (literally) every day!
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Irish Whiskey became the most renowned Whiskey and most popular Spirit in the 19th century after the outbreak of phylloxera and the total devastation of Cognac production in France.
Bushmills is the one of the oldest working distilleries in Ireland.
Poteen is a Whiskey made from potatoes, or in other words: it's Irish Vodka.
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