Bushmills Millennium Malt – Incredibly Rare!
Master of Malt > Blog Home > Bushmills Millennium Malt – Incredibly Rare!
Master of Malt Whisky Blog

Bushmills Millennium Malt – Incredibly Rare!

by Michael Orson     11. February 2010 12:26

 Bushmills Millennium Malt

In 1975, the Old Bushmills distillery laid down some very special “private casks” of whiskey to be bottled for the new millennium. Straight from the cask, with just a little water added, these would be unfiltered, single cask whiskey. This is Bushmills Millennium Malt


With Bushmills you’ll typically find flavours like sweet barley and fruit and the whiskey is silky and creamy in true Irish style. The 10 and 16 year olds have both seen sherry casks lending a nutty, raisin-like character, this character is very different in the Millennium Malt due to the exclusive American white oak maturation.


We recently got hold of a consignment of this rare old whiskey, and wanted to find out more about it. As you’d expect, single cask Bushmills like this is rare stuff indeed, with very little to be found. We think some of you will want to consider this as an investment malt and, based on market performance, it certainly makes sense. Limited edition Irish whiskey can appreciate remarkably well and old editions of Jameson and Midleton have massively increased in value over the last few years.


A lot of this depends on the taste, as well as the rarity, so let’s give it a whirl…


Bushmills Millennium Malt 43%



Nose: Just a wave of perfectly honed cereals. It’s barley sweet and creamy with a touch of hazelnut, but really mature at the same time. After a while in the glass there are notes of vanilla and hints of resin.


Palate: Really comes into its own, very definitely Bushmills, but with a brilliant oaky backbone. More sweet spices too; with the vanilla there are hints of cinnamon, but very creamy and soft. Zinging top notes of fruit add a little piquant touch. 


Finish: Reasonable length, medium to long. The barley and fruit coalesce and out comes this great honey character.


Overall: At times you’re not quite sure if this is more dessert than whiskey. Just delicious…


Each bottle is specially labelled with the cask and bottle number, as well as for whom it was selected (messages vary, we’ve got some bottles labelled with “those who seek the kindred spirit) – it’s a nice touch. Whether to invest in, or to drink, Bushmills Millennium Malt is a great Irish whiskey.


- The Chaps at Master of Malt - 

Tags: , , ,

Categories : Whisky

Read the full story (51 Comments )

Comments (51) -

3/28/2010 5:11:46 PM #

How much is it worth per bottle?

rich United States

4/10/2010 8:23:09 AM #

I am drinking a glass of this as I type, it is really some of the best whiskey I have ever put in my mouth.  I got a bottle as an extra payment for a party I was a chef for 5yrs ago and I have been slowly sipping and savoring it.  I am looking forward to savoring this for awhile yet. When I get down to the last glass, a tear may come to my eye of both happiness and sadness of having drank it all.

Micky Johnson United States

9/15/2011 7:11:30 PM #

i have 300 genuine bottles available in los angeles , plz contact me if you interested

Omar United States

12/8/2011 3:15:10 AM #


I would be interested in speaking to you about some bottles.  Please let me know what the best way to get in touch.


Jonn Canada

2/10/2012 11:36:15 PM #

I have a few bottles available in Chicago.

bernie United States

2/12/2012 1:16:06 PM #

i have also a bottle of bushmills millenium malt, so if anybody are interessted in please contact me...

sean melas Germany

2/21/2012 12:55:09 PM #

I have one bottle of this that I have been saving fir a rainy day ;) it is for sale now if anyone is interested. I am in N.IRELAND please contact me.

donna United Kingdom

2/24/2012 8:16:57 AM #

I have a bottle of this for sale

Cask no 306   Bottle no 219/306

Please email info@mulberry-mill.com if interested

Jonathan France

2/24/2012 8:17:29 AM #

I have a bottle of this for sale

Cask no 306   Bottle no 219/306

Please email info@mulberry-mill.com if interested

Jonathan France

3/20/2012 1:24:50 PM #

Bottles of this outstanding whiskey can be purchased from the Bushmills Inn close to the distillery in County Antrim for ~£900. Naturally, the internet is the place to find a low price, but the opportunity for this is becoming increasingly scarce, with gradually dwindling numbers of this rare tipple only serving to augment its rarity.

Reg Parson Ireland

5/18/2012 4:14:05 PM #

I have a bottle of Millenium Bush which I would sell for a reasonable proce.

Stan Nixon United Kingdom

6/6/2012 9:04:13 PM #

how much is Bushmills Millennium whiskey cask number 1 with the deeds and the lid

jason chambers United Kingdom

6/6/2012 9:05:24 PM #

how much is Bushmills Millennium whiskey cask number 1 and the deeds an barrel lid worth ?

jason chambers United Kingdom

6/21/2012 1:09:11 AM #

I have a supply of this fine Whiskey to sell if anyone is interested.

Kelvin Collins United Kingdom

8/4/2012 11:04:32 PM #

i,m interested in purchasing a bottle of the millenium  .Contact me please. Steve

steve Ireland

10/2/2012 9:49:46 PM #

Please send contact information and pricing if you have bottles for sale.

John Patrick United States

10/3/2012 3:11:47 AM #

I have a family member who bought a cask of this special Bushmills Whiskey. She is now wanting to sell off a few bottles. I am in Illinois. Please contact me if you are intereted.

John Spagnola United States

10/3/2012 3:14:16 AM #

Forgot the email address.

John Spagnola United States

10/3/2012 3:16:05 AM #

Forgot the email address.

John Spagnola

10/16/2012 12:13:49 PM #

i have 18 bottles including the angels share of this for sale in Dublin

Aiden Callaly Ireland

10/20/2012 9:04:17 PM #

Hi all
I have a bottle of Bushmills millenium for sale.
I received one but to be fair, not a whiskey drinker and it would be lost on me.
Bottle 316/69

Contact me iof interested


Michael McGrath United Kingdom

10/20/2012 9:05:54 PM #

Forgot email address


Michael McGrath United Kingdom

10/25/2012 8:31:06 PM #

I have two bottles of Bushmills Millennium Malt for sale in Cork - bottle numbers 294/114 and 294/119.

Email me at claribo@eircom.net if you are interested.

Pat O'Shea Ireland

11/7/2012 10:50:54 PM #

I have a bottle of this very fine whiskey for sale in Kildare/Dublin/Cork cfeire@gmail.com

Ciaran Ireland

12/16/2012 12:44:40 PM #

I have 2 Bottles of this fine Whiskey for sale. Cask number 217.

Belfast, N. Ireland.

Andy Ireland

12/16/2012 12:45:21 PM #


Andy Ireland

12/18/2012 11:47:43 PM #

My father ivested in a barrel and received it all bottled, barrel and 'angel's share'. I now have 60 bottles availble to sell with certificate of authenticy if required.

Anyone interested please contact me on juehunter@yahoo.co.uk

Julie Hunter United Kingdom

12/18/2012 11:56:00 PM #

I have a bottle of Bushmills Millennium Malt in presentation box cask number included , only offers over £500.00 considered , so don't waste my time.

Andrew Dennison United Kingdom

12/18/2012 11:58:46 PM #

I have a bottle of Bushmills Millennium Malt in presentation box cast number etc available ,no offers under £500.00 so don't waste my time, andrew.dennison@btinternet.com

Andrew Dennison United Kingdom

12/18/2012 11:59:23 PM #

I have a bottle of Bushmills Millennium Malt in presentation box cast number etc available ,no offers under £500.00 so don't waste my time, andrew.dennison@btinternet.com

Andrew Dennison

2/17/2013 5:03:39 PM #

hi I have 100 bottles of this for sale including angels ahare

Aiden United Kingdom

2/22/2013 5:00:06 PM #

I am interested in buying a few bottles I'm in cork easyer if your close by please email scott.mackeown@gmail.com ill only pay €150
All the best scott

Scott mackeown Ireland

4/3/2013 5:14:47 PM #

I have a bottle for sale. $275

Bayshore Wine & Liquor United States

4/16/2013 9:56:41 AM #

I'm interested in a few btls of above!!, in DONEGAL , contact me on above email or text 00353-87-2221131

Joe Ireland

4/30/2013 4:22:14 PM #

I have six bottles available for sale, Based in Northern Ireland

James United Kingdom

6/4/2013 12:44:03 PM #

I have 2 bottles to sell, available in London or Ireland.
Please email me on ellemarybrown@gmail.com

Elle United Kingdom

10/11/2013 8:11:37 PM #

Have a bottle of Bushmills Millenium Malt Cask #91 Private cask Angels Share Bottle #91/242. If interested contact me at above E-mail

Bernie United States

12/19/2013 11:45:24 PM #

I have 4 bottles of Bushmills Millennium Malt from the cask reserved for Royal Portrush Golf Club and is labelled with the title 'Royal Portrush Golf Club.

These may be available for a suitable offer.

Brian Morton Ireland

3/17/2014 6:35:26 AM #

I'm currently searching for a bottle of Millennium.  Williamsja81@yahoo.com.

jason United States

5/13/2014 1:06:52 AM #

I have  bottle for sale, cask 326/207...From Aberdeen, SD.. email if interested.


Bruce Roerick United States

5/14/2014 11:16:48 AM #

I have in cask a rare bottle of Bushmills Millenium single barrel, single malt whiskey, Year 1982 Casket number and bottle number on label.  This whiskey is becoming more rare as there were only 300 barrels produced for the millenium for a worldwide market.  Presently Bushmills  do not have possession of such bottles.  Presentation of a case of this whiskey to President Clinton for the millenium. Contact through email.

Peter Ireland

5/14/2014 11:18:30 AM #

contact aidor2760@gmail.com for Peter at above

Peter Ireland

7/10/2014 11:17:58 PM #

Hi I have 7 bottles of Bushmills millenium whiskey for sale. Pm me if interested. Im in N. Ireland

Darren Ireland United Kingdom

10/11/2014 2:31:48 AM #

So, a bottle of the Millennium Malt was given to us as a gift years ago.  Turns out it is bottle 1/ 175 of Cask Number 1.  Does anyone have any idea what this may be worth? It is not in the case it appears to come in based on these comments.  Any help is appreciated.

Thank you for your time.

James United States

10/25/2014 6:55:06 PM #

I have 2 bottles of Bushmills mellennium malt whiskey, private cask 312 for 7th Battallion Royal Irish Regiment bottles 243 & 244.  Both have certificates of authenticity.  Both are marked up 7th Bn Royal Irish Regt. Realistic offers only.

Jason United Kingdom

12/10/2014 8:26:19 PM #

I have four bottles for sale as a unit.
All bottles labelled for the cask owner - Royal Portrush Golf Club
Contact with offers.

Brian United Kingdom

12/19/2014 7:43:49 PM #

I have 2 bottles of this for sale. One from Smurfit's private cask and one from TR shippings private cask. I also have 4 bottles available for sale of the 12 year old millenium reserve. Realistic offers only please. Mel_r_5@hotmail.com

Mel Robinson United Kingdom

12/20/2014 5:10:35 PM #

Hi I have 2 bottles of millennium Barrosa gold for sale cask 309 bottled for 8 RIR. realistic offers please.

Marc Woolcock United Kingdom

12/27/2014 7:37:40 PM #

I have one bottle of this available for sale.. where do I sell to get best price..
If anyone is interested in offering a good price. Please feel free to email me

donna United Kingdom

6/14/2015 10:42:07 AM #

Hi !
I want to buy a bottle of Bushmills Milennium . Please contact : majonez@majonez.pl

- Poland
- Northern Ireland

Dariusz Poland

7/6/2015 9:06:52 PM #

hi folks,

Anybody have any millienium 12year old reserve forsale ( purple label? )

lyn United Kingdom

Pingbacks and trackbacks (1)+

Add comment

  Country flag
  • Comment
  • Preview


Whisky Tags

We Accept
Site Verified by
Delivery Partners
Master of Malt supports responsible drinking - Sip, don't Gulp.