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What's in a name? Bushmills 10 Year Old whiskey is called whiskey because it's produced in Ireland. Were it from Scotland it would be spelled Bushmills 10 Year Old whisky, rather than whiskey.
Nose: Banana skins.
Palate: Medium, very fruity, chocolate pudding.
Finish: Floral, tannic.
Overall: Add a drop of water and it tastes just like nectarine chunks in low fat yoghurt!
Bushmills 10 is a big step up from the very bland Bushmills Original blend, but not more than I would expect from the premium version.
While quite pleasant, the 10 year old falls way short of the port finished 16 year old.
21st March 2014
Great whiskey. Very fruity. This was my first Irish whiskey.
16th January 2014
Unpretentious smooth and palatable. Drink neat and slow to enjoy the subtlety of this excellent whiskey.
8th December 2013
not much to say about it noting stands out bland to be better off with the standard bottle or the new honey batch
4th November 2013
It is a pleasant whiskey to sit and drink but not complex or even particularly expressive of the Bushmills Character. The Sherry outweighs any Oak. It's not bad but I would stick to Black Bush or even the original.
Fair point on the banana nose though...
8th May 2013
It had been nearly 25 years since I had had any whiskey when I found myself in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day. Sometime after dinner the guys in my cousins' bagpipe band decided to get this American acquainted with good Irish Whiskey. What a treat!
I was surprised at how smoothly it went down...so many times...and as been said, leaving me with no headache! Aim sipping some as I write this. Nice!
3rd May 2013
A very good nose and a delivery, but the late palate and the finish have little to offer. The triple distilled Irish whiskeys have rarely a real complexity. Nevertheless, a good value for money.
23rd October 2012
I didn't find anything objectionable with this whiskey, other than a bit more heat than I like. On the other hand, I didn't find anything exciting in it, either. The aroma and flavor are both fairly bland. Karl
21st September 2012
As far as bushmills goes this for me is the best. A very comfortable flavour and I agree with the banana skin nose. A very easy drink with some great flavours and after notes.
9th July 2012
Had my first bottle a year ago. I must agree bout the banana skin nose, very inviting indeed. From then on it goes down medium bodied and a little bit more burny in the finnish than I would like to. If you look for something to drink it neat better try Blackbush. This one loves a drop of water. More sophisticated than your regular whiskies, still reasonably priced to call it occasionally.
1st February 2011
Bought a 1l bottle in Frankfurt Airport two years ago. Still have about half of it.
Nose: Very smooth and delicate but with a richness behind it. Vanilla, almond and hints of fruit.
Palate: Medium. Very rounded, vanilla again, malt, still fruity.
Finish: Malth and vanilla. Warming.
A lovely Irish whiskey with a little more punch than your normal Bushmill, Jameson etc. You can feel the 10 year maturation.
But check out the 16 y/o Bushmills as well!
31st July 2010
Not a bad whisky at all, considering that my colleague Heiko and I drank a whole bottle (he 25%, me the rest) to celebrate an event going well. The next day, however, neither of us had a headache. I'm sure that counts for something?
Anyway, the sherry this time around makes a much better impression that, say, two years back. Quite fruity and full. A touch of port in the finish. Very subtle nose, in my opinion. Very good dram for - no offense - beginners.
Mark - whivie.be
13th January 2010