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The "Old Bushmills" Distillery Company

Bushmills is a small town on the north coast of County Antrim in Northern Ireland. It is best known for the Bushmills whiskey distillery, which has been producing Irish whiskey since 1608.

Bushmills whiskey is made from a blend of malted and unmalted barley, distilled three times in copper pot stills, and aged for a minimum of five years in oak casks. The final product is a smooth, rich whiskey with notes of vanilla, honey, and spice.

Bushmills is available in several different expressions, including a 12-year-old single malt, a 16-year-old single malt, and a 21-year-old single malt. The Bushmills distillery also produces a whiskey called Bushmills Black Bush, which is a blend of single malt and grain whiskey that has been aged for at least seven years.

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 2000 (bottled 2021) - The Causeway Collection

70cl, 54.1%

The Causeway Collection from Bushmills grows with this incredible Irish single malt whiskey, which has been entirely matured in first-fill ruby Port casks from 2000 to 2021. Following that lengthy…  More info

Bushmills 2000 (bottled 2021) - The Causeway Collection
$245.80

Bushmills 21 Year Old

70cl, 40%

An exquisite Irish whiskey, Bushmill's 21 is 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…  More info

Bushmills 21 Year Old
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$170.04
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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
$133.13

Bushmills 16 Year Old

70cl, 40%

An award-winning 16 year old Irish single malt from Bushmills based in Northern Ireland. Aged in three different cask types: bourbon, Port and sherry maturation imparts notes of fruit, nuts and…  More info

Bushmills 16 Year Old
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$79.90
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Bushmills 10 Year Old

70cl, 40%

A superb 10 year old Irish single malt whiskey and winner of Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey at the 2007 World Whiskies Awards. Wonderfully fruit-forward, with a good helping of vanilla and warming…  More info

Bushmills 10 Year Old
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$35.84

Bushmills Original (1L)

100cl, 40%

A one litre bottle of Bushmills Original Irish whiskey - a classic triple-distilled expression combining single malt and grain whiskeys. Wonderfully creamy and vanilla-forward, with flashes of fruit…  More info

Bushmills Original (1L)
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$34.77

Bushmills Red Bush

70cl, 40%

Bushmills Red Bush is the first release from the Irish distillery in almost five years! The blend is made up of triple distilled single malt and Irish grain whiskey, and is then matured in first fill…  More info

Bushmills Red Bush
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$27.65

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
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$26.63

Bushmills Caribbean Rum Finish Cask Finish

70cl, 40%

A tasty tropical twist on Bushmills Irish whiskey – this edition includes single malt finished in Caribbean rum casks! Said rum-finished malt is blended with triple distilled Irish grain whiskey…  More info

Bushmills Caribbean Rum Finish Cask Finish
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$24.57
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Bushmills Original

70cl, 40%

Bushmill's original whisky is a smooth, easy-drinking whiskey that has been produced in Ireland for centuries. Bushmills Original is made up of grain whiskey matured for five years before blending…  More info

Bushmills Original
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$23.45

Bushmills 11 Year Old 1984 (cask 11758) - Distiller's Reserve

70cl, 57%

A Bushmills single malt, drawn from a single barrel (#11758 if you were wondering). It was distilled back in December 1984, and whacked into a sherry cask until August 1996. It was bottled at 11…  More info

Bushmills 11 Year Old 1984 (cask 11758) - Distiller's Reserve

Bushmills 1982 (cask 18657) - 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 (cask 18657) - Millennium Single Barrel

Bushmills 1975 (Cask 310) - Millennium Malt

70cl, 43%

An old and collectible bottling of Bushmills from 1975! The Irish whiskey blend was left to mature in a single private cask, before it was bottled at 43% ABV for the Millennium series. The handsome…  More info

Bushmills 1975 (Cask 310) - Millennium Malt
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Bushmills 1975 (cask 164) - Millennium Single Barrel

70cl, 49.1%

A rare bottle of Bushmills, distilled all the way back in 1975. It was left to mature in a single cask, #164, until it was bottled at cask strength for the Millennium Single Barrel series. The Irish…  More info

Bushmills 1975 (cask 164) - Millennium Single Barrel

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 1995 (bottled 2020) - The Causeway Collection

70cl, 53.3%

The folks from Bushmills have gone and bottled up some very well-aged Irish whiskey from The Causeway Collection! For this particular expression, the whiskey was distilled back in 1995, and initially…  More info

Bushmills 1995 (bottled 2020) - The Causeway Collection

Bushmills 9 Year Old - 1970s

75cl, 43%

A rare and collectible bottle of nine year old Bushmills Irish whiskey. Produced in the 1970s, this particular expression was more colloquially known as White Bush - presumably because of the white…  More info

Bushmills 9 Year Old - 1970s

Bushmills 15 Year Old Artist Reserve (cask 15184)

70cl, 56.5%

A limited edition release for the German market from Bushmills - this is a 15 year old single malt Irish whiskey, drawn from a single Sherry oak cask. Just 350 bottles were produced. Presented in a…  More info

Bushmills 15 Year Old Artist Reserve (cask 15184)

Bushmills White Label (1L) - 1970s

100cl, 43%

A one litre bottling of Old Bushmills Irish whiskey from the 1970s, also known as White Bush. The liquid inside isn't white though - just the label. This bottle was part of a private collection -…  More info

Bushmills White Label (1L) - 1970s

Bushmills 10 Year Old - 1970s

75cl, 40%

This bottle of Bushmills comes to you all the way from the 1970s! The Irish single malt saw an entire decade of maturation before bottling. Cool and collectible stuff from the famous Irish…  More info

Bushmills 10 Year Old - 1970s

Old Bushmills Special Old Liqueur - 1960s

75cl, 43%

This is a 1960s bottling of Old Bushmills Special Old Liqueur, a blend of sherried Irish malts. The expression was replaced by the now-popular Black Bush blend. This bottle was part of a private…  More info

Old Bushmills Special Old Liqueur - 1960s

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 5 Year Old - 1990s

70cl, 40%

A 1990s bottling from Bushmills in Northern Ireland, this now-discontinued five year old single malt was the youngest expression available from the distillery. This bottle was part of a private…  More info

Bushmills 5 Year Old - 1990s

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

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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