How about some Busmills 16yo or Knappogue Castle 1994
Bear in mind that the only other Irish whiskies available here are Jamesons NAS, Paddy, Black Bush, and Tullamore Dew.
Admiral wrote:How about some Busmills 16yo or Knappogue Castle 1994
Nice thought, Bamber, but I fear you missed my other comment:Bear in mind that the only other Irish whiskies available here are Jamesons NAS, Paddy, Black Bush, and Tullamore Dew.
bond wrote:Just do not see the similarity in falvour profile between a Bushmills and an Auchentoshan.
Auchentoshan is very mild on the palate. Bushmills is a lot more robust though metallic.
Nick Brown wrote:The percentage split was 70:30 when I used to go on tours of the distillery, but that was a few years back. I may have got the major:minor constituents the wrong way round.
I still maintain, though, that Black Bush and Bush single malt are a long way apart. Apparently this was intentionally so. Black Bush had always been the premium product and when they created the single malt, they deliberately opted for something that would not challenge Black Bush as the ultimate expression. At least, that's what the boss fella said.
Nick Brown wrote:Black Bush and Bushmills 10 are very dissimilar. If you went for a Lowland Scotch, you would be drinking something closer in taste and geographic proximity to Bushmills (Black Bush is 70% Jameson's)
I agree with Nick's assessment! Black Bush and Bushmills are nothing like each other IMO.
Frodo wrote:Yeah, I'm thinking use the worst whisky for cooking, but with lobster? Guess I'd make an exception there.