Bushmills Bourbon Cask Bottling Note
The third expression released in a series inspired by the SS Bushmills steamship, the vessel which set out on its maiden voyage to deliver bottles of Bushmills to America in 1890. Bourbon Cask Reserve is the result of a long-standing relationship with master coopers from Louisville, Kentucky, who reserved American white oak, custom-charred bourbon casks to mature this whiskey.
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Sweet vanilla, ripe pear and toasted oak lead among prickles of oak spices and crème brûlée.
Palate: Orange zest, honey-drenched toast and tinned peaches combine initially before more vanilla and oak spice emerge. A dark chocolate and oak char add a pleasant bitterness underneath.
Finish: A slightly drying finish lasts for a good while with a touch more toasted oak.