Bourbon, Madeira, Sherry
The much lauded (Best Irish Single Malt from Jim Murray (2014) and World Whiskies (2012)) Bushmills 21 year old is the top of the range offering from Ireland’s northernmost distillery. The whiskey is aged for 19 years in oloroso sherry and ex-bourbon casks before spending two years marrying in madeira casks, a process which brings a wealth of depth and nuanced notes to this already fine single malt.
Individually numbered, the Bushmills 21 is a great addition to any collection, especially seeing as it is the most sought after Irish single malt. If opening the bottle for a drink you will find a nose of rich caramel and dried fruits awaits you, followed by deep and lasting flavours of dried figs and raisins with a lasting woody and liquorice finish.