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Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey Review

This is review comes as I’m enjoying some time away fishing. Always a fantastic time with a great group of guys, I enjoy every minute of this yearly trip. On these trips one thing I have always brought with me is @bushmillsusa Black Bush. I’ll try to review this without any nostalgia bias, but be aware I’ve probably had several liters of this prior to this review!


Company on Label: Bushmills

Whiskey Type: Sherry Cask Finished Irish Whiskey

Mash Bill Percentages: Undisclosed

Proof: 80°

Age: 7 years

Further identification: This is a 1.75L I likely purchased some time in 2018 or 2019


Nose: Sweet dusty sherry. It hints towards cherry more than anything else. Not the most complex casks in the world as expected for a highly produced whiskey offering, but this results in a really pleasant aroma that mixes with an oily cream. Hints of butterscotch and nilla wafers. Slight metallic profile, but it's again coated in a nice oily note. Overall very neat, easy and light. Late in the glass things start getting vegetal and show off nice earthiness. Very well put together.

Palate: Oily mouth coating matches the nose very well. Copper, viscous citrus and molasses. Unique sweetness that definitely has a bit of the wine influence, but leans back on a nice balanced medley of caramel, butterscotch and toffee/cookies.


Rating: 4/5

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