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Black Bush

Brand
Black Bush
Type
Irish Whiskey ~ Blended
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Burn Stewart Distillers plc
Website
www.bushmills.com
Availability
Widely available worldwide

Michael Jackson

Nose
Fresh oak, softened with sherry.
Palate
Full of flavours, and such a beautifully balanced, rounded whiskey: oaky, fudgy, buttery, with that Bushmills rosewater character.
Finish
A grainy, but more-ish, dryness.
Comment
Long one of my great favourites. In composition, it is the the simplest of blends, yet it demonstrates how malt can someimes be enhanced by a leavening of grain.

Jim Murray

Nose
Multi-layered and seductive. The sherry is clean, medium sweet and a good foil for the malt and grain.
Palate
Amazingly soft. The grain ensures clarity and lightness, highlighted by peppery spice.
Finish
Long, spicy and grapefruity with some toasty, oaky notes.
Comment
One of the world's finer blends, though again showing more sherry character than before. Obviously some extremely fine quality sherry casks have been introduced for this vatting.
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    Burn Stewart Distillers plc
  • 8 Milton Road. College Milton North. East Kilbride. Lanarkshire. Scotland. G74 5BU
  • Tel : +44 1355 260 999

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