Liquid Gold Award - 2014
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
Irish Single Malt of the Year - 2014
Irish Whiskey - 2014
Wizards of Whisky Awards
Irish Single Malt 21 Years and Over - 2014
World Whiskies Awards
Irish Single Malt of the Year - 2013
The Irish Whiskey Awards
Single Malt Irish Whiskey - 2013
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Best Irish Whiskey - 2013
Premium - 2013
Malt Maniacs Awards
Irish Single Malt – Super Premium - 2013
The Irish Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Irish Whisky - Single Malt - 2013
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Best Irish Single Malt - 2012
Insider knowledge: Bushmills 21 Year Old whiskey is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from Ireland. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be Bushmills 21 Year Old whisky, as opposed to whiskey.
Nose: Rich toffee, honey, spiced fruit notes and dark mocha.
Palate: Chewy, dates, pecans, grapes and mango.
Finish: Sweet, syrupy pipe tobacco and mint.
In Norway you can get this for £57 at the vinmonopolet. What a bargain!
13th July 2014
I purchased it for a roll-licking $89.00 , the taste is unique and its very smooth. I am on my way to get one more of these ;)
19th May 2014
I almost have a hard time believing this has alcohol in it. Very smooth and VERY viscous. If you've ever tried Booker's bourbon, it's the same feeling just a different flavor. Goes down like a melted chocolate bar with some mocha, nut/dried fruit, and (yes, but in a good way, I think) a bit of tobacco. I don't get the mint or mango or grapes mentioned in the MOM review. Really it's a brilliant, totally unique, whiskey that I'd whole-heartedly recommend to anyone and even perchance call the best whiskey I've tried in terms of complexity, however just as with Booker's bourbon, to *my* taste it's a bit too smooth, not quite enough kick. I'll certainly always keep one in stock for entertaining and cold nights though.
28th April 2014
Completely awesome. even a novice such as myself can appreciate the subtleties of history and flavor resonating throughout this fine spirit.
dr. Johnny J. Stephens
3rd April 2014
As an avid Irish whiskey fan, Bushmills 21 is off the charts! The complexity is unbelievable. The enjoyment of this whiskey separates the amateur from the purist.
6th March 2014
Like others have said, I was able to purchase this for less than $100. That being said, this is as smooth as advertised. It is a clean tasting Irish whisky (as is usual with these triple distilled and kiln dried nectars), with lighter floral and sugar notes that last from start to finish. A splash of water opens the nose and makes the taste from start to finish pure enjoyment. I spent extra to buy this whisky because of its consistent great reviews and standing in 2014's Jim Murray's Whisky Bible as the "Irish Best Single Malt of the Year." It lived up to the hype.
30th December 2013
...but it's 110 retail.
27th December 2013
Full marks from me
30th October 2013
Love this, can't beat it but its not $225...its around $110 in most places I've seen.
great dram but as been said above, it's cheaper than advertised here- I can get it for $95.99 at my local package store. At that price it's the best Irish and definitely one of the best whiskeys on the planet period.
Best single malt Irish period!
27th August 2013
As far as whisky goes this one is an absolute delight!
22nd August 2013
This is one of my favorite whiskeys, and indeed one of the first 2 bottles I bought on my 21st birthday. It's rather like candy on the tongue.
That being said have you chaps lost your minds!? This is a bottle that can be had for less than half that here in reputable bottle shops here in Lower Manhattan, where everything is absurdly expensive.
4th July 2013