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Bushmills 10 years 70cl 40°

Our favorite Bushmills 10 years 70cl 40°

Distillery : The Old Bushmills / Country : Ireland / Reference: : 20070

Bushmills 10 years is the most famous Irish Single Malt. It has been triple-distilled as a typical Old Bushmills whiskey and mainly matured in Bourbon oak barrels with a small percentage of malt aged in European oak Sherry Butts.

Bushmills 10 years is world-renowned for its subtlety. It is a full-bodied but also mellow and soft whiskey, matching perfectly the real Irish spirit. The distinct and clear character of the distillery's malt is refined by a maturation in Bourbon barrels, that brings a refreshing and lively taste to the whiskey, with typical notes of vanilla and honey, lifted by spicy aromas originating from the Sherry Butts.

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Features

Volume0.7 L
ABV40 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryThe Old Bushmills
CountryIreland
RegionCounty Antrim
Age10 years
MaturationSherry & Bourbon
PeatNon Peated
PackagingCase
Reference:20070

The Old Bushmills is the oldest official whisky distillery in the world. On April 20th 1608, King James I granted Sir Thomas Phillips - landowner and Governor of Co. Antrim, Ireland – a license to distil.


The Old Bushmills has been distilling whiskey from that date onwards, and the Old Bushmills Company was officially established in 1784. It is today part of the Diageo Spirits Group. The distillery is located in Bushmills, in Antrim County, North Ireland, a few miles away from the Giant’s Causeway, and the last operating distillery in North Ireland.


A dozen of distilleries were still opened in the region in the early 20th century. Only three remained in the 1950’s. The Comber distillery closed in 1953 and the Coleraine closed in 1978. Bushmills’ history is chaotic: its origins hark back to 1608 but the region had been distilling whiskey since the 12th century.


In 1276, Sir Robert Savage, owner of the Bushmills town is said to have fortified his troops with "a mighty drop of acqua vitae". In 1490, the Book of Leinster mentions a local alcohol served in Bushmills town.


The distillery starts growing from 1860’s onwards, and is bought for a mere 500 Sterling Pounds. In 1855, a fire destroys partly the distillery, which is then rebuilt in the Scottish style of that time, with pagoda roofs typical of Scottish distilleries. At the same time, Bushmills stops the production of Irish pot still and manufactures Single Malts.


In 1923, The Old Bushmills is purchased by a Belfast merchant, Samuel Boyd. In 1972 the distillery enters the Irish distillers Spirit Group. In 2008, Bushmills celebrate 400 years of whiskey making with its limited edition: Bushmills 1608. Old Bushmills then produces blends and single malts, with 4 wash stills, 5 spirit stills with 3 million litres of alcohol produced every year.

The Bushmills range draws its identity and spicy, fruity character from the single malt Bushmills whiskey, forming the heart of its blended whiskeys. Obtained from a triple distillation, Bushmills malt whiskey is elaborated from non peated barley. The malt is then peat-smoke free and offers a rich, malty style with subtle fruity notes.

Colour: gold.

Nose: elegant and perfectly balanced, reveals impressive smoothness and subtlety over malted grains notes, citrus fruits (lemon) and liquorice. After a while in the glass, wafts aromas of flowers, vanilla and clover.

Palate: sweet and creamy, follows the nose with finely woody notes, almonds, honey and melted chocolate.

Finish: of good length, with an exquisite herbaceous dryness.

Silver Medal, Outstanding, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013.

94/100 Excellent, Highly Recommended, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013.

For an ideal sip of Bushmills Single Malt 10 Years Old you need:

-Bushmills 10 Years Old.
-A dash of water
-1 whiskey tasting glass

Start your tasting with Bushmills 10 Years Old neat in a glass and discover its inner aromas. Add then a dash of water and unleash the fruity and spicy sensations of the whisky. Chill your glass with an ice cube for a refreshing drink, but wait until it gets to room temperature for the flavours to rise.