Dublin Event: Beating around the Bush

  • 30 Jun 2011
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Brooks Hotel, Drury Street, Dublin 2
  • 40

Registration

  • Special price for members

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Unlike the recent flow of innovation from Midleton and Cooley, Bushmills's range of whiskeys has not changed for many years. Their standard range of well-loved blends and single malts are familiar favourites for any Irish whiskey fan and clearly the world agrees, since capacity at the North Antrim distillery has increased dramatically in recent years to cope with growing demand.

But like any other distillery, Bushmills have had their short runs, their experiments, their independent bottlings and their single casks. These 'lesser-spotted' Bushes are much less well-known than the standard two blends and three single malts of the official Bushmills range, but often can be more quirky, unique and characterful.

For the Irish Whiskey Society's Midsummer tasting, we will be celebrating the white nights with a Bushmills tasting unlike any other. So don't beat around the bush - book your place at this tasting today at our booking page.

Whiskeys

Note: At the end of the night we vote for our favourite whiskey. Number of votes and placing are included in the tables below.

1. 1970s Bushmills Original

ABV 40% Age NAS
Type Blend Finish -
Distillery Bushmills Region Ireland
Distilled
Bottled
Votes 1 Place 5
Notes


2. Bushmills 5yo Single Malt

ABV 40% Age 5
Type Single malt Finish -
Distillery Bushmills Region Ireland
Distilled
Bottled
Votes 1 Place 5
Notes
  • Sold in Italy


3. Bushmills 12yo Single Malt "Caribbean Rum"


ABV 40% Age 12
Type Single malt Finish -
Distillery Bushmills Region Ireland
Distilled
Bottled
Votes 10 Place 1
Notes
  • Classic Bushmills bourbon-matured malt married with Caribbean rum cask-aged malt.


4. Knappogue Castle 16yo Single Malt "Twin Wood" 


ABV 40% Age 16
Type Single malt Finish Sherry
Distillery Bushmills Region Ireland
Distilled 1994 Bottled 2010
Votes 7 Place 3
Notes
  • Bottle 879 of 1900
  • Finished for 9 months in sherry cask


5. 
Bushmills Single Cask CWS "Bourbon Barrel"

ABV 56.5% Age NAS
Type Single Malt Finish -
Distillery Bushmills Region Ireland
Distilled 1989 Bottled
Votes 8 Place 2
Notes
  • 14 years old (bottled 2003)
  • Cask number #8156
  • Bottle number #084
  • "Aged in a single bourbon barrel"
  • Bottled by the Celtic Whiskey Shop


6. Bushmills Millennium Malt


ABV 43% Age NAS
Type Single malt Finish -
Distillery Bushmills Region Ireland
Distilled 1975 Bottled 1999
Votes 6 Place 4
Notes
  • Bottle number 199/176

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