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The "Old Bushmills" Distillery Company

When Diageo took over Bushmills distillery from Pernod Ricard in 2005, sales volumes had been flat for over 10 years. The new owners set a goal to reach 1 million cases by the end of 2012 and set about investing (to the tune of around €45 million) in the distillery itself as well as the brand. Diageo increased the production rate to five days a week and since 2008, they have implemented a seven-day week. This tripled production in just 2.5 years. Bushmills uses two kinds of malt, one unpeated and one slightly peated. The distillery uses triple distillation, something they've done since the 1930s. The core range of single malts consists of a 10 year old, a 16 year old with a finish in port pipes for 6-9 months and a 21 year old finished in Madeira casks for two years. There is also a 12 year old Distillery Reserve which is sold exclusively at the distillery. Black Bush and Bushmills Original are the two main blended whiskeys in the range. To celebrate the 400th anniversary, a Bushmills 1608 Anniversary Edition was launched. The malt whiskey part was distilled using a proportion of crystal malt (malted barley which has been dried at a high temperature whilst the grains are still moist, thus partly converting the grain’s starch into sugars and caramelising them). This special ingredient gives the blend distinct toffee/chocolatey notes. The grain whiskey used for Bushmills blended whiskeys is, in fact, bought from Midleton distillery in Cork which is owned by arch-rival Pernod Ricard.

Bushmills 16 Year Old

70cl, 40%

A 16 year old Irish single malt from Bushmills aged in three different cask types: bourbon, port and sherry. The result is a beautiful whiskey which was awarded Gold at the 2010 San Francisco World…  More info

Bushmills 16 Year Old
35
$105.90

Bushmills Sherry Cask Reserve - Steamship Collection

100cl, 40%

The Bushmills Steamship Collection set sail in 2016 with the Sherry Cask Reserve - delicious triple distilled Irish single malt whiskey mature in first-fill oloroso sherry buttes. The Steamship…  More info

Bushmills Sherry Cask Reserve - Steamship Collection
5
$66.51
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Bushmills 10 Year Old

70cl, 40%

A superb 10 year old Irish single malt and winner of Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey at the 2007 World Whiskies Awards. Bushmills are always scored highly in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, with the 10…  More info

Bushmills 10 Year Old
39
$32.27
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Bushmills Black Bush

70cl, 40%

If you've been in a bar (any bar, really), you've more than likely seen a bottle of this on the shelf. One of the most well-known Irish blends, Bushmills Black Bush features a lot of sherried malt in…  More info

Bushmills Black Bush
75
$28.34
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Bushmills Bourbon Cask Reserve - Steamship Collection

100cl, 40%

The third expression released in a series inspired by the SS Bushmills steamship, the vessel which set out on its maiden voyage to deliver bottles of Bushmills to America in 1890. Bourbon Cask…  More info

Bushmills Bourbon Cask Reserve - Steamship Collection
1
$51.01

Bushmills 21 Year Old

70cl, 40%

An exquisite Irish whiskey, matured in a mixture of Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks, before a two year marrying period spent in Madeira casks. Produced in limited numbers, each bottle is numbered.  More info

Bushmills 21 Year Old
41
$169.51
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Bushmills Port Cask Reserve - Steamship Collection

70cl, 40%

Irish single malt whiskey from Bushmills, drawn from Port casks and bottles as part of their Steamship Collection (originally released for the Travel Retail Market). The name is inspired by the SS…  More info

Bushmills Port Cask Reserve - Steamship Collection
$81.53
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Bushmills Whiskey 4.5L

450cl, 40%

Well, they just keep getting bigger don't they! A 4.5 litre bottling of Bushmills Original Irish whiskey. Triple distilled, the grain whiskey is matured for five years in American oak casks before…  More info

Bushmills Whiskey 4.5L
$137.69

Bushmills Original

70cl, 40%

The classic Irish blend, Bushmills Original is made up of grain whiskey matured for five years before blending with malt whiskeys. Triple distilled and very supple.  More info

Bushmills Original
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$22.77
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Old Bushmills (Italian Market) (40.5%) - 1980s

75cl, 40.5%

A rare and collectible bottle of Old Bushmills, only this bottle really is old! It was produced sometime back in the 1980s, we reckon, for the Italian market. This bottle was part of a private…  More info

Old Bushmills (Italian Market) (40.5%) - 1980s
$190.72

Old Bushmills (Italian Market) - 1960s

75cl, 43%

A bottle of Old Bushmills Irish whiskey blend from back in the 1960s, produced for the Italian market. Rare and collectible indeed. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like…  More info

Old Bushmills (Italian Market) - 1960s
$211.91

Old Bushmills (Italian Market) - 1980s

75cl, 40%

An old bottle of Old Bushmills (does that make it old²?), we reckon from sometime in the 1980s. This Irish whiskey, now bottled under the Black Bush name, was bottled for the Italian market. This…  More info

Old Bushmills (Italian Market) - 1980s
$158.93

Bushmills 10 Year Old (1L) - 1980s

100cl, 43%

A 1 litre bottling of Bushmills Irish single malt whiskey, which we think was produced back in the 1980s. A wonderful collectible for any Bushmills boffins out there. This bottle was part of a…  More info

Bushmills 10 Year Old (1L) - 1980s

Bushmills 16 Year Old Three Woods

70cl, 40%

Bushmills 16 Year Old has been matured in three different casks, American oak, Oloroso sherry and Port pipes. It was bottled in 2016 for the Three Woods series. Each cask adds a layer of complexity…  More info

Bushmills 16 Year Old Three Woods

Bushmills Black Bush (1L) - 1980s

100cl, 43%

A rare and old bottling of Bushmills Black Bush blended Irish whiskey, which we reckon was produced back in the 1980s. Ought to make for a good collectible piece. This bottle was part of a private…  More info

Bushmills Black Bush (1L) - 1980s

Bushmills 21 Year Old (2001 Edition)

70cl, 40%

This 21 year old Irish whiskey is part of Bushmills' Old Rare collection. It was matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks before being finished in Madeira casks, and comes complete with…  More info

Bushmills 21 Year Old (2001 Edition)

Bushmills 1608 400th Anniversary

70cl, 46%

A very special edition of the Bushmills 1608 blend, this commemorates the distillery’s 400 year anniversary. Jim Murray awarded the blend 94 points. This bottle was part of a private collection -…  More info

Bushmills 1608 400th Anniversary
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Bushmills 1989 (cask 8156) - Single Cask

70cl, 56.5%

A rare and old bottling of Bushmills single malt Irish whiskey, drawn from a single bourbon barrel which was filled all the way back in 1989. This bottling was selected for the Celtic Whiskey Shop.  More info

Bushmills 1989 (cask 8156) - Single Cask

Bushmills Millennium Malt

70cl, 43%

A very special, rare edition of Bushmills, single cask, unfiltered and laid down into American white oak casks in 1975 before bottling at the turn of the millennium. These bottles were part of a…  More info

Bushmills Millennium Malt
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Bushmills 1982 - Millennium Single Barrel

70cl, 51.6%

This is a very rare bottling of well-matured Bushmills single malt Irish whiskey, matured in a single cask and bottled as part of the Millennium Single Barrel. A much better memento of the Millennium…  More info

Bushmills 1982 - Millennium Single Barrel

Bushmills 10 Year Old - post-1999

70cl, 40%

This is a post-1999 bottling of Bushmills 10 Year Old single malt Irish whiskey - rather handsome and collectible. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos…  More info

Bushmills 10 Year Old - post-1999

Old Bushmills Special Old Liqueur Whiskey - 1970s

75cl, 40%

A rare 1970s bottling of what is now simply known as "Black Bush".  More info

Old Bushmills Special Old Liqueur Whiskey - 1970s

Bushmills Black Bush - 1980s

100cl, 43%

This "Special Old Irish Whiskey" is certainly now a special, old and indeed collectible bottle of blended whiskey. It's made with single malt from Bushmills distillery in County Antrim and thought to…  More info

Bushmills Black Bush - 1980s

Bushmills 10 Year Old - 1980s

75cl, 40%

A 1980s bottling of Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey - a classic expression. Irish whiskey fans, this is a very nice collectible piece for you! This is a 75cl bottle. This bottle…  More info

Bushmills 10 Year Old - 1980s

Bushmills Black Bush (Old Bottling)

75cl, 43%

A very old edition of the superb Irish whiskey blend, Black Bush. This was bottled a few decades ago, and is a rare collectable whiskey from Bushmills.  More info

Bushmills Black Bush (Old Bottling)

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