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Bushmills Original 70cl 40°

Distillery : The Old Bushmills / Country : Ireland / Reference: : 20382

Bushmills Original is the classic Irish blend of The Old Bushmills distillery, that draws on a 400 year-old traditional recipe based on triple-distillation. Bushmills Original is a unique, unpeated blend of more than 50% Old Busmills malt whiskey and Irish grain whiskey.

The grain whiskey aged up to 5 years in oak casks specifically selected to give the whiskey its beautiful golden colour. When mature, this grain whiskey is blended with a triple-distilled Single Malt whiskey that brings smoothness and balance to Bushmills Original.

This is a sophisticated blend with rich notes of fruits, honey and vanilla at great value. A classic Irish whiskey to be enjoyed, neat, on the rocks of mixed with Ginger Ale.

19,95 € tax incl.

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Features

Volume0.7 L
ABV40 °
TypeBlended Irish Whiskey
DistilleryThe Old Bushmills
CountryIreland
RegionCounty Antrim
PeatNon Peated
PackagingCase
Reference:20382

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: pale glowing gold.

Nose: light, fresh, fruity and almost tangy. Citrus flavours (lemon) typical of the Bushmills malt prevail, with a hint of cinnamon, peach and vanilla, with light aromas of creme brulee.

Palate: slightly oily and lively, develops on honey flavours with lightness and sweetness. Reveals rose scents, marzipan and red fruits.

Finish: of moderate length, dry with grain and spicy aromas.

Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition 2013

91/100, Excellent, Highly Recommended, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013

Some ideas for a perfect Bushmills Original tasting:

Irish whiskey shot
- Irish whiskey Bushmills Original
A shooter is a simple and perfect way to taste your Bushmills Original, as it highlights the subtlety and smoothness of the spirit.

Bushmills Irish coffee
- Irish whiskey Bushmills Original
- Hot coffee - 45ml
- 1-2 teaspoon sugar
- whipped cream
An Irish classic. Serve hot coffee in appropriate glass or tall mug, add sugar and mix, then add a shot of Bushmills Original, and top up with whipped cream with the back of a spoon. Enjoy!

Burning Bushmills
- Irish whiskey Bushmills Original
- Hot water
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 lemon slice
- 2 cloves
Pour hot water into a glass cup, add honey and stir to dissolve before adding Bushmills Original, cloves and lemon slice. Let it infuse. Your Burning Bushmills is ready!

Irish Buck
- Irish whiskey Bushmills Original
- Ginger Ale
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 lime slice
A refreshing cocktail warming you up! Mix Ginger Ale and whiskey Bushmills in a tall glass, add lime juice and slice and serve.

Fools Gold
- Irish whiskey Bushmills Original
- Cognac 
- Cinnamon liqueur
A simple but extravagantly delicious recipe. Add equal proportions of Bushmills whiskey, Cognac and cinnamon liqueur for a perfect combination.

Irish Cobbler
- Irish whiskey Bushmills Original
- Sherry Amontillado
- 1 teaspoon limejuice
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 orange slice
Fill up a tall glass with ice, pour a finger of Bushmills and Amontillado, add honey and lemon juice and stir well. Serve with an orange slice on the top.

Bushmills on the Rocks
- Irish whiskey Bushmills Orignal
- icecubes
Serve your Bushmills Original with ice cubes. Ice will melt, refresh the whiskey and unfurls its aromas.

Bushmills Whiskey Smash
- Irish whiskey Bushmills Original
- 2-3 mint leaves
- sugar syrup
- 2 lemon wedges
- water
Place lemon, mint, water and syrup in a cocktail shaker, add a finger of Bushmills Original and shake well. Strain into a glass filled up with ice. Top up with mint leaves before serving.