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Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey Review

Updated: Mar 15

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: 3/5

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15. März 2022

So I may have to start exploring Irish whiskeys because other than Jamison and proper 12 which Are both pretty flat to me some of these others seem to really have some depth. Awesome review as always. Slainte

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