This exceptional Irish single malt from the Bushmills Distillery in Co.Antrim, is aged for a minimum of 19 years in former Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon-seasoned casks, then transferred into Madeira casks for the final two years of its maturation.The result is a whiskey of considerable depth that interweaves dried fruit flavours with spicy aromatic maltiness and subtle nutty toasted raisin notes. Full and sweet on the nose, notes of spice and orange peel. Luxurious palate, with and elegant sweet and dry interplay. Intense finish of liquorice and oak.This whiskey has incredible depth and complexity, it is clear that Bushmills wood management scheme is at the top of the whiskey industry, as this whiskey is a perfect example of refinement, with incredible layers of flavour which keeps on delivering.
Bushmills 21 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
"This aged spirit shows Irish whiskey's dark side. It retains the enticing fresh-fruit aroma of younger bottlings, plus a luscious layer of butterscotch. On the palate, it's oaky and drying, with complex notes of toffee, dark chocolate, toasted nuts, caramel and a spicy finish. The whiskey is aged for a minimum of 19 years in former oloroso Sherry and Bourbon barrels, then transferred to Madeira casks for the final two years of maturation. Treat it like Scotch: add just a splash of water to open up the flavors." 93 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, March 2014