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Bushmills 21 Year Old

(70cl, 40%)

Bushmills 21 Year Old

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Bushmills 21 Year Old Bottling Note

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.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Rich toffee, honey, spiced fruit notes and dark mocha.

Palate: Chewy, dates, pecans, grapes and mango.

Finish: Sweet, syrupy pipe tobacco and mint.

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Bushmills 21 Year Old Reviews


A very nice relaxing enjoyable whiskey after a lovely desert.

22nd October 2020

Bushmills, moving on into a higher echelon on the single malt field. Full tasting single malt so very smooth.

Very smooth finnish, delightful after taste. A single malt that completes a evening and allows you to drift off into a diffrent world wonderful.

6th October 2020

Best I’ve a landmile.....


17th June 2020

Almost perfect.

This could be the best whisky I have ever tried. It shouldn't be. It doesn't fit the description of the whiskies I tend to love. None of that matters, however. It is phenomenally smooth and complex. It's just incredible. It might sound silly to say but it feels like a bargain at that price. I have paid more for much less.

26th May 2020


Definitely the best whisky I have tasted.
I thought I was in heaven, I wanted to pinch myself 😄😄😄

3rd January 2020


Great whisky but to have at cask strength or a higher proof would have been epic! The dilution to 40% was very unfortunate indeed. I hope they consider a cask strength release as I will be eager to buy a bottle!!

31st December 2019

Perfection. In a bottle, what's not to like?

This is as good as it gets, best whiskey I've ever tasted. Perfection!

29th November 2019

One of the greats

Certainly my favourite from what ive tried over the years

9th September 2019

Not worth the money


28th July 2019

Best Bushmills

Easily the best Irish whiskey

27th July 2019


Best whiskey I’ve ever tried

21st July 2019

One if not the best aged whiskies

I had this many moons ago at a friends wedding and enjoyed it very much. I usually go to the Black Bush for sipping, this was a real treat. Excellent whisky, I’ve had many 21 years, Redbreast, Jameson 18, Blue label Walker. This is one of the tops In my opinion.

18th December 2018

One of the finer more subtle whiskeys have ever tasted.

One of the finer more subtle whiskeys have ever tasted.

11th September 2018

World-class whiskey

One of the finest whiskeys in the world. Thick, Smooth, rich, oily and delicious, a phenomenal sipping whiskey and an absolutely outstanding example of the widely admired single pot still whiskey style. Oloroso and Madiera casks add a very unique character (no other distillery does this as far as I can tell, and I hope they never change this). I smelled the wet-uncorked inside of an old 21y Oloroso aging barrel at the distillery in 2016 and it was the best whiskey nose I have ever experienced. Very much worth searching for and get it while the vintages are good!

25th August 2018

Great Whiskey but certainly not Whisky

Tasted at the distillery. The smoothest whiskey ever. Honey, vanilla, chocolate. Long, long, long. Expensive )£159) so for value the 12 yr old Distillers Reserve (£39) is a must.

20th April 2018

A remarkable whisky. Must buy!!

A remarkable whisky. Fruity. Spicy. The vintage feel of 19years in sherry & bourbon casks mixed with the 2 ur finish in Madeira casks makes this a subtle but complex whisky. Elegant. Craftily made. Superb

16th March 2018

Sets a high benchmark

I am new for Whiskey. (So far was more into Gin) I need to go no further. Have found my drink for the next decade. Thank you :)

31st January 2018

I received a bottle as a gift from a friend, he is most definitely my best friend for this is the best whisky I have ever had.

The most smooth and flavorful whisky I have ever had.

28th January 2018

nice stuff

super smooth with notes of burnt honey and fruits, feels like having honey directly from a honeycomb

14th January 2018

Molto Sontuoso

Sumptuous, gloriously rich, multi-layered complexity. The very best, as you'd imagine!

16th December 2017



27th November 2017

A delicious surprise.

Was lucky enough to happen upon two of these at a local shop for a low price of 99 US each. Neat. No water needed. Was that melon? Was that honeydew? Yes. Yes it was.

9th November 2017


Absolute perfection.

20th October 2017

Beautiful whiskey

Best single Irish malt whiskey for it's age . Far superior to Jameson single malt .

17th July 2017


I bought a bottle of this for $84 - it hard to find in stores in the USA, but i managed it. Only the second time if found it in 10 years!

anyway - certainly the best whiskey i've ever tasted, and having attended college right on the doorsteps of the Distillery, its all the more satisfying. My tasting skills are not quite where i'd like them, but there was no ethanol on the nose, with some spice evident - fruity on the palete, and some very mild spice on the finish. not a long a finish as i'd have liked, but hot damn, this is a great whiskey! And at $84, i'll be buying many more bottles!

19th April 2017


Off the Charts great; better than almost all of the Midleton's (in the sub $400 range and that's saying something). I am a dedicated Scotch single malt drinker (primarily the Islay's) but Bushmills 21 open up a new portal for me. Amazing.

7th April 2017

must buy

Drink of the Gods

29th March 2017


One of the finest whiskeys in the world. Very much worth a try. The aging with Oloroso and Madiera casks gives a rich and complex flavor. Bushmills 21 is so good I had to go track down all of the types of spirits whose barrels are used to age it to see what makes it so tasty. Highly recommended!

18th March 2017

Throughly enjoyed it

Loved it, smooth from start to finish tasted pancakes and syrup. Hints of vanilla with a spicy finish.

6th February 2017

New favorite

I've been a Bushmills drinker for years. Had my first taste of 21 after a gift bottle for Christmas. This whiskey even impressed my friend who is a scotch snob

26th December 2016

Better than the rest by far!!

Have tried other Irish Wiskey but once I tried Bushmill 21...none compared. Hard to find in US!!

8th December 2016

To good to be true!

Let's face it Bushmills is the whiskey for true Irish men. Nothing coats the palate better than the 21 year blend....nothing!

26th November 2016

What an Irish whiskey should be

Expensive but definitely worth it. Smooth, rich, juicy lip smacking Irish goodness.

3rd November 2016

Exquisite whhiske

Absolutely beautiful taste. Soft and mellow, with a hint of spice and honey

26th October 2016

How cow!

The set to this quality is Redbreast 12 and Bushmills 16.

8th July 2016

Bushmills 21

Just a stunner. It caught me off guard it is so good. I have backed up 2 un opened bottles in my liquor cabinet just in case it gets a cult following, which it qualifies for. I drink it neat from a bourbon glass and allow it to sit for say 5 minutes before my first sip. It's just difficult to find any fault with this whiskey. On the nose, it.s beguiling. On the palate it's haunting. On the finish, it just keeps coming back to your palate and senses and tell you, that I am not done with you yet. Kudos to Bushmills for this one.

2nd May 2016


Absolute nectar, smoothest Irish whiskey I have tasted.

2nd March 2016


Awesome that you offer this

19th January 2016

('bout to find out) Found Out!!!

(Serial #26754/2014) 'Worth every last penny! So dang good! I could go on with a bunch of clever words about smokey this and hints of that, blah blah blah..
But really can't imagine someone being disappointed with this selection unless your a total whisky snob out of touch with us commoners, also I know their in different classes but as a comparison beats Johnnie Walker Blue at less than half the price, and I only use this comparison because Johnnie Blue is supposed to be sort of a water high mark for quality (really just good marketing) like one of the previous posters said wish it wasn't so good its hard to stay away from, the store I purchased from had only one other bottle of this on the shelf, i'll be heading back to get that one soon,

4th January 2016

bout to find out

Well it is New Years eve and came across this at the store here in Sterling Heights Michigan I look forward letting the genie out of the bottle later as 2016 arrives only left a comment before tasting it just to say paid $104.00

1st January 2016


But worth it.

27th November 2015


A true drop o' the pure. Smooth as silk stockings on lady's leg. Dilute only with pure water to open the whiskey. But at two hundred quid a bottle, including duty and shipping, drinks are far and few between . . .

17th November 2015

Very expensive

it costs 76 EUR in other Shops...

22nd September 2015


Very good whiskey, not quite as good as the 16 year old, but very close

26th June 2015


Morons calling it a Scotch and buddy boy that has way too many flavor notes!! It's a good Irish for a Priddy and now that Diageo sold it, it might get the respect it deserves...

7th June 2015

Age has made this a very mellow fellow!

A delicate nose of nutty praline, ginger toffee,toasted almonds, Greek honey & Madeira cake, mellow oak with a real juicy- grapey wine note. This just melts on the mouth with succulent sultana & raisin, mocha, gingerbread, red cherry bakewells and aromatic spices. The finish is more juicy grape with notes of nutty sherry, honey in Greek yoghurt & rum truffles. A malt to melt into and the age has made this even more mellowed than your normal Bushmills. The Whisky Flaneur

15th March 2015

Love this whiskey

I am also a sottish whisky drinker but this has an amazing amount of complexity without the weight of a scotch. very easy drinking, definitely strong chocolate notes. it's only downside is that it is so easy drinking that i drink it too quickly.

12th December 2014


Not scotch or a Scottish whiskey. Dumba**es! Stands alone. if you add more than a few drops of water to this whiskey, you should give it to someone who will appreciate it.

8th December 2014

Pipe resin (cont)

Just to note, the flavor is definitely *not* Islay smoke, which I love. More of a dank tarry nicotine taste. There's no fresh peat-or-anything-like-it smoke to be found.

4th December 2014

Pipe resin

This is very very thick and quite good with lots of great mostly "dark" flavors: chocolate, maple, dates, pecans, coffee, etc. Awesomely thick and delicious. Except. One of the more prominent flavors is a pretty thick pipe tobacco resin, as mentioned in the MOM review. For me, this just negates everything else. If only that wasn't there, this might be my favorite of all time; five stars easy. But I just can't get over it, so, three stars. YMMV.

4th December 2014


not a shade on Scottish whisky to be totally honest

27th July 2014

My next purchase?

In Norway you can get this for £57 at the vinmonopolet. What a bargain!

13th July 2014

Bushmill is not a run of the mill

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

*Too* good?

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

I love this scotch!

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

Clean and Smooth

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

Best Whiskey

...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.

30th October 2013


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.

30th October 2013


Best single malt Irish period!

27th August 2013

A most delicious malt

As far as whisky goes this one is an absolute delight!

22nd August 2013

A fine whiskey, and one that can be had cheaper.

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

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