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February 5, 2018

Review: Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey

by Jeff Ellingson

Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey is a blend of their triple distilled malt whiskey made from 100% malted barley, water drawn from Saint Columbs Rill, a tributary of the Bush River, and a lighter grain whiskey that has been aged for 5 years.  The history of Bushmills dates back to April 1608 when King James 1 granted land owned and Governor of the town of Bushmills, Sir Thomas Phillips a license to distill.  In the small town of Bushmills settled on the banks of the Bush River you will find the oldest working distillery in Ireland.  This is where Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey is produced.  Bushmills Original pours to a bright golden color.  The aroma is vanilla, oak, barley, honey, brown sugar, and grapefruit with a floral backing.  The sweet honey entry has a floral backing and is joined by vanilla and oak.  Grapefruit arrives at the midpoint.  It fades with vanilla, creamy cereal and whole grapefruit.  The finish is warm, dry, and mineral, with a peppery oak backing.  Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey is a sweet floral whiskey that finishes dry and tangy.

Irish Coffee

1 Oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey

1 Oz. Baileys Irish Cream

Pour Into a Coffee Mug

Top With Hot Coffee

Garnish With Whipped Cream

Made in Bushmills County Antrim Ireland

40% Alcohol

Score: 90

Award: Silver Medal

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