ScotchPalate wrote:Thoughts or opinions on this one? I'm intrigued by the triple wood, Bourbon Barrel, Sherry Butt, and Port Pipe. Smooth? Creamy?
I was introduced to the 16YO Bushmills 7 years ago (it's been that long? Sheeesh!) at my first attending of the Whisky Expo in San Francisco.
Tasty stuff...but the REAL kicker was a tease done by David Quinn (Bushmill Master Blender at the time) with a tasting of an 18yo Bushmills, somewhat similar to the 16YO, but SO much better. There was a hint that it might be released for Bushmill's 400th anniversary, which I believe is next year.
Anyhoo, I like it, although given the choice between it and say, Redbreast 12 YO Pot Still Irish whisky, I'll go with the latter.
Frodo wrote:I'm not a big fan of the Bushmills 16yr old - rather candied for my taste. If you want good Bushmills I'd go for the latest in the Knappogue Castle range or one of the Single Cask OB bottlings to get the distillery character.
MmmmmmmmmmmKnappogue Castle...that's one of my "Must Haves" in my meager stocks of whiskies
I think it has something to do with the sweetness, which doesn't want to integrate with the spirit. It's almost like the casks have slapped on a thin coat of paint (the sweetness), but it didn't soak into the surface and become one with it.
(Pretty lame analogy, but I hope you get my point).
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