Irish Whiskey - 2014
Wizards of Whisky Awards
Blended Malted Irish Whiskey - 2013
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Irish Blended - Standard - 2013
The Irish Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Irish Whiskey - Single Pot Still - 2013
International Wine & Spirit Competition
What's in a name? Bushmills Original whiskey is called whiskey because it's produced in Ireland. Were it from Scotland it would be spelled Bushmills Original whisky, rather than whiskey.
Nose: Slightly petroly, slightly floral, vegetal.
Palate: Tangy, elderflower, a little coastal. Mineralic.
Finish: Long, sweet barley, tangy, cardamom.
I don't know why, but I get a bunch of banana in the nose on this one. As I sip, I'm wishing I had something with a bit more bite. But I do enjoy it for the money, especially since you can find it in just about every pub in town..
16th April 2014
Just about the best value in a bottle that I've found.
I'm mostly a single malt Scotch guy, but I find myself really enjoying this very smooth Irish spirit with a different palate.
I've noticed a real chocolate sense on the nose, and the back of the tongue, with a little spice on the back of the throat.
It goes down easy, and tastes mighty fine for the price.
If you're curious about it, I can't recommend jumping on this one enough.
I certainly like to keep a bottle in my cabinet at all times.
11th March 2014
For the price an excellent whiskey.
31st December 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
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
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
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
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
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
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