Monday, December 26, 2016

Bushmills debuts a new pair of small batch whiskies

Bushmills' newest products
Bushmills Irish Whiskey has just unveiled two new small batch single malt whiskies each matured and finished in three different types of cask.

Bushmills 16 Year Old Small Batch (40% abv) has been aged for at least 16 years in a combination of used bourbon casks and Oloroso sherry butts, then vatted and married for nine months in large old Port pipes.

Bushmills 21 Year Old Small Batch (40% abv) has been matured in used American white oak bourbon barrels and old Oloroso sherry casks for at least 19 years, before spending a two further years marrying in Madeira wine casks.

Both of the new releases from the distillery, located in County Antrim in Northern Ireland, are among the small number of casks of Bushmills small-batch, triple-distilled malt whiskey that are matured to this age for release in annual limited editions.

Said Colum Egan, Bushmills' master distiller, “To craft malts of this age and quality calls for all our expertise and knowledge. By carefully nurturing a small number of casks in our warehouses so that they age in the optimal conditions, we can draw layers of exquisite flavors from the wood."

Both small batch items will be delivered to retailers around the first of the year.

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