Interesting fact… Bushmills Original whiskey spells its name whiskey as it originates in Ireland. Had it been produced in Scotland its name would be Bushmills Original whisky, instead of whiskey.
Nose: Slightly petroly, slightly floral, vegetal.
Palate: Tangy, elderflower, a little coastal. Mineralic.
Finish: Long, sweet barley, tangy, cardamom.
I'm not satisfied with the smell. A bit of "fuel" or something that spoils it and makes it not worhty as sipping alone. Maybe this is to be expected from an entry level whiskey. I will definitely try their 10y singelmalt. /N
26th October 2011
This stuff is charming; relaxed, fruity, a bit woody yet controlled, substantial and refined...No complaints from me really..."the little whiskey that could", well,well.
12th January 2012
This is a really special Whiskey. Okay, it's an entry-level blend and will never be up there with the big-boys; it can be a bit 'petroly', especially if enjoyed too quickly. But overall, I love Bushmills, the original somehow captures the quintessential Bushmills taste and is a great companion for any night, at home or in the pub. I have enjoyed this all around the world.
23rd December 2012
I love the way it goes down, so smooth and easy to drink.
i love the taste not to bitter not sharp.
I can easily polish a bottle off in an evening.
21st April 2013
For such a cheap, entry-level whisky, the nose on this is fantastic.
Gets a bit of a bad rap next to Jameson but I'd choose this in a heartbeat.
How have they got shortbread into the nose?? Love it
22nd April 2013
Yeah, this is drinkable but not particularly impressive really. Of all the most popular whiskeys found in pubs this is probably the best choice.
1st November 2013
If you are on a budget this one is a terrific option. Intrinsic good quality and authenticity, very approachable yet distinctive. 3 stars easily, the half a star because I am feeling generous and also because of very good memories attached to this whiskey.
21st November 2013