Wine Enthusiast 85 points - A very fragrant Whiskey with scents of fresh grass and spring flowers with touches of candied almonds, mango, and a faint coconut impression. The palate delivers on the promise of the nose being youthful while lush and generous with flavors of baked orch
Early-stage sniffings find delicate aromas of green vegetables, carnations and grain mash; further air contact brings up slightly sour notes of damp soil, glue and marshmallow. Exceedingly pleasant, grainy sweet and genial on the palate. Finishes cleanly. (Jul 2004)
Bright yellow with amber highlights. Moderately light-bodied. Reminiscent of dried tropical fruits, salt, minerals. Pleasant, with a subtle sherry nose. Light and tangy on the palate with a compact warming finish.
SCORE: 84 Tasted under ideal conditions at the Beverage Testing Institute Inc., in Chicago.Distilled at the world''s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, the "Old Bushmills" Distillery, licensed in 1608 Uses malted barley that is dried in a closed kiln, giving the whiskey a light, clean taste Made from a combination of a single malt and a single grain and triple-distilled in copper pot stills Natural ingredients from the surrounding countryside include: ripe, Irish barley and fresh spring water from St. Columb's Rill, a tributary of the River Bush Aged a minimum of four years in oak casks After aging, matured whiskey is blended with light grain whiskey to enhance its smoothness.