Rather than bounce around with multiple distilleries, our recent Irish evening narrowed its focus to primarily Bushmills.
For those not familiar, the Old Bushmills distillery can be found in Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland and traces its history back some 400+ years.
1st up in our combined Whisky Ladies & Bombay Malt & Cigar evening was the Bushmills 10 year.
Carissa’s tasting notes:
Nose – Light, sweet, sprightly, a bit of banana, hints of vanilla, some honey, a whiff of spice all typical of an ex bourbon cask, mellowed into a soft caramel
Palate – Some fruit – apples and pears, very smooth and easy to drink, a hint of sweet spice like cinnamon, malty cereal
Finish – Was there a finish? Maybe a little light whisky sweetness…
Water – Hmm… honestly don’t… it was already quite ‘thin’ to our palates now more attuned to cask…