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Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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Bushmills

Bushmills 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 After years of being overshadowed by its older wood finished cousins, this 10 Years Old is finally coming into its own.

Bushmills 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 Lovely nose (once again). . Lacks a bit of depth (once again).

World Whiskies Awards 2007 - World's Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey - Winner

Bushmills 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
6 All the woods are influential, especially the port in the finish. A very dexterous balancing act, but is the house character eventually overwhelmed?

Bushmills 12 Years Old Distillery Reserve
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 Despite being a malt, it still, somehow has an Irish accent. Slightly more personality than the Bushmills malt at 16 Years Old. Drinkable and sociable.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Bushmills 12 Years Old Distillery Reserve
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 A leap in quality above the rest on show here. Worth a trip to the still just to buy one.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bushmills 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 All the woods are influential, especially the port in the finish. A dextrous balancing act.

Bushmills 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Is the house character overwhelmed by the three woods (bourbon, sherry and port)? I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

Bushmills 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 Triple distilled whiskey drawn from bourbon, sherry and port wood...what a balancing act. It usually works a treat, but this time the elements are strangely out of kilter.

Bushmills 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 A touch slick and a little one-dimensional.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bushmills 1608 Reserve
Blended - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Very rich and sweet, but still a Bushmills.

Bushmills 1982 Bourbon Cask
Single Malt - Ireland - 57.80%
8 An unusually dry expression of Bushmills. Complex. Austere. Bushmills needs a touch of sherry sweetness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bushmills 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 A delicious whisky. The sweetness and nuttiness of Bushmills whiskey and of Madeira are an enjoyable double-act. The whiskey has to work hard to avoid being upstaged.

Bushmills 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 This whiskey has changed quite a bit in the last few years. It's now less subtle, more forthright, but no less delicious.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Bushmills 21 Years Old Madeira Finish
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Good flow, balance and grip. A powerhouse.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bushmills Black Bush
Blended - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Beautifully balanced.

Bushmills Irish Honey
Liqueur - Republic of Ireland - 35.00%
7 There was too much of the confectionary sweetness for my taste, but I can see that you would like this as an alternative to a liqueur.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bushmills Millennium
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Tightly combined flavours. Delicate. Elegant.

Bushmills Original
Blended - Ireland - 40.00%
7 Its youth just gives it a hard quality.

Festival Heights
Bushmills Distillery held its first music festival, we report

July 2012, Issue 105, page 44

From Stave to Stage
We follow the process of creating some very special guitars

October 2012, Issue 107, page 50

Mulholland's Drive
Iorwerth Griffiths talks to Ireland's first female master blender.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 24

Whisky on the move
Joe Bates on what to look for when in transit

June 2005, Issue 48, page 45

The Fair City (Dublin)
Joe Bates checks out the latest offers in Dublin

April 2007, Issue 63, page 57

Lost in Distillation
We head to Antrim to visit Bushmills Distillery to talk distilling and crafting whiskey in small batches

March 2012, Issue 102, page 34

Bushmills, boiled socks and baloney
Brigid James rounds up the latest news and opinions from the definitive whisky website, www.whisky-world.com

July 2001, Issue 17, page 47

Out with the rubbish
It is time for Irish whiskey to abolish the blamey and stand on its own three feet, says Jim Murray

May 1999, Issue 3, page 8

Spy
Arctic adventure Scots born explorer Jock Wishart and Old Pulteney whisky have unveiled a remarkable mission to conquer what could be one of the world's last great ‘firsts': to row to one of the ...

June 2010, Issue 88, page 6

Operation BOTB
Marcin Miller explains the objective of the Best of the Best tasting and how the 47 whiskies were selected, categorised and scored.

June 2001, Issue 16, page 49

From the Editor
From the outset it was the intention of Whisky Magazine to embrace whiskies and whiskeys other than Scotch, and this issue sets the ball rolling with pieces by Tim Atkin, Giles Macdonagh and myself ab...

May 1999, Issue 3, page 5

The Spice of Life
Kate Portman takes her seat at the table for a bit of Eastern delight.

June 2009, Issue 80, page 52

The Flavour Challenge
Commentator, consultant and writer Ian Buxton's latest book 101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die is released on July 5

June 2012, Issue 104, page 11

Variety performance
Irish Whiskey is entering a golden age hanks to the efforts of entrepreneurs such as Mark Andrews, Gary Regan met this king of Knappogue Castle.

April 2000, Issue 9, page 52

New Irish Dawn
Much has been made of the Scotch whisky boom,but Irish whiskey is also in rude good health. Dominic Roskrow looks at the new kids on the block.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 46

Last man standing
In the latest of our series charting lost distilleries,Gavin Smith looks at Northern Ireland's Coleraine

October 2008, Issue 75, page 32

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
It is always good to be back in Ireland, to return to the cradle of so many things that we often take for granted: distilling, Christianity, EU funding and that elusive craic. Despite the recent econ...

June 2011, Issue 96, page 5

Teeing Off
Iorwerth Griffiths finds an escape to whisky heaven in Northern Ireland

June 2011, Issue 96, page 70

WORLD'S BEST SINGLE MALT WHISKY
YOICHI 20 YEARS OLD

April 2008, Issue 71, page 23

Fashion Invasion
Joe Bate reports on how whiskey arrived in style at Belfast City.

July 2010, Issue 89, page 36

Irish giant
Dave Broom concludes his indepth investigation of the Irish whiskey industry

July 2008, Issue 73, page 52

Jam and dram
Jam and Dram Last month, the renowned music venue Village Underground in London's fashionable Shoreditch was ringing to the sound of more than just guitars, drums and the occasional ukulele. The ven...

July 2013, Issue 113, page 7

Journey from hell to reach whisky heaven (Bushmills)
Stuart Maclean Ramsay embarks on a perilous pilgrimage to Bushmills, home of the world's oldest distillery, in an attempt to find out why, after visiting , some people talk of reincarnation and spirit...

April 2001, Issue 15, page 24

A potted history
Justifiably famous for its range of Irish whiskies, the Pot Still in Gloucester is also a haven for lovers of single malts, unusual spirits, liqueurs and bottled beers. Richard Jones reports

June 2006, Issue 56, page 33

National Treasures
The search starts to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. Scotland, Ireland and Canada have been scrutinised,we find out who is in the running.

November 2007, Issue 67, page 8

spy
We bring you the news, show and reviews amd Dave's look at the whisky world

October 2010, Issue 91, page 6

Bushmills Live
Enjoying the craic with a ‘money can't buy ticket'

July 2014, Issue 121, page 6

Celtic resurgence
Is the Emerald Isle worth a visit for whiskey fans? You bet – and particularly in 2007

March 2007, Issue 62, page 38

Clear Water
Dave muses on why the Giant's Causeway being ripped up was a good thing

March 2012, Issue 102, page 12

Style & Substance
Ian Wisniewskiasks, what is a pot still Irish whiskey and how does it differ from malt Irish whiskey?

February 2013, Issue 109, page 28

The Whisky Girls
Discover the women behind the spirit

February 2014, Issue 117, page 11

National debt
Without Ireland, there would be no whisky in Scotland. Giles Macdonagh traces Scotch back to its Irish roots.

May 1999, Issue 3, page 38

Frank's wild years (Frank McHardy)
Frank McHardy has given his life to whisky. He's now installed in the newest distillery in Scotland and he's a proud man. Dave Broom spoke to him about his exceptional career

November 2003, Issue 35, page 54

A slice of heaven
Ireland doesn't have a lot of distilleries but what it has are all worth a visit. Iorwerth Griffiths reports

August 2006, Issue 58, page 37

Leading the revolution
Iorweth Griffiths meets the man who helped Irish Whisky in to the limelight.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 22

A third step
We investigate the process of triple distilling

February 2014, Issue 117, page 36

Celtic tiger
Dublin's Celtic Whiskey Shop is driving an interest in Irish whiskeys but Scotch is benefiting too. Iorweth Griffiths reports

July 2006, Issue 57, page 54

Coast to Coast
Iorwerth Griffiths takes us on a tour of God's distilling country

March 2011, Issue 94, page 26

Irish guys still smiling
Ireland's only independent distillery has had a rollercoaster time since it was established at the end of the '80s. Now it's time to deliver,its chairman tells Dominic Roskrow

July 2006, Issue 57, page 52

The Irish Resurgence
Naren Youngdiscovers how the revival of Irish whiskey is being greeted behind the stick

April 2012, Issue 103, page 32

Stock of French whisky event rises
The first Whisky LiveParis was held inteh old Parisian stock market - and it was a success

October 2004, Issue 43, page 15

As esay as one, two, three?
Peter Mulryan looks at the increasingly rare art of triple distillation

March 2003, Issue 29, page 58

Home Town Love
Jefferson Chase reviews a novel set in the Big Apple

June 2012, Issue 104, page 70

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well finally things are warming up here and it looks like summer might eventually be round the corner, and I for one cannot wait. Once again this year will see me and the BBC's Tom Morton hitting the...

June 2010, Issue 88, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
There is nothing quite like hitting the road and seeing the whisky world, I can totally see why Alfred Barnard did it. I honestly cannot think of another industry that is on the whole as welcoming and...

September 2010, Issue 90, page 5

Editor's Word
Sometimes life takes funny turns, things that exist in your past reappear in your present like old pennies; the ghosts of memories suddenly take stark sharp focus in your conscience taking you back to...

July 2012, Issue 105, page 5

Scotching the myth
The concept of whisky and food has come a long way in recent years. Dominic Roskrow charts its progress

October 2006, Issue 59, page 44

Ask the expert
John Rose answers another selection of our readers' letters

November 2006, Issue 60, page 33

Flavour Games
With the increase of flavoured whiskies on the shelves, we report on the various players in the market

July 2013, Issue 113, page 24

More than chocolates
Joe Bates heads to the land of confectionary to discover some whisky gems

October 2008, Issue 75, page 34

Chart Position

Latest
151
Best
105
Average
119

Bottle Price

Average
£152
Highest
£400

Visit the WMI page for more information

Bushmills 10 Ans
La Maison du Whisky
£29.50
Bushmills 10 Year Old
The Drink Shop
£29.53
Bushmills 10 Year Old
Master of Malt
£27.47
Bushmills 10 Year Old
Whisky-Online.com
£29.50
Bushmills 10 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.99
Bushmills 10 Year Old Irish
The Whisky Exchange
£29.95
Bushmills 16 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.24
Bushmills 1608 400th Anniversary
The Drink Shop
£63.89
Bushmills 1608 400th Anniversary 3cl Sample Blended Whiskey
Master of Malt
£5.08
Bushmills 1608 400th Anniversary Blended Irish Whiskey
The Whisky Exchange
£60.95
Bushmills 1608 400th Anniversary Blended Whiskey
Master of Malt
£58.90
Bushmills 1975 Millennium Malt Irish
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Bushmills 1988 Single Cask 14357
Whisky-Online.com
£295.00
Bushmills 1990 Single Cask 4652
Whisky-Online.com
£295.00
Bushmills 21 Year Old
Master of Malt
£136.95
Bushmills 21 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£10.92
Bushmills 21 Year Old Madeira Finish Irish
The Whisky Exchange
£99.00
Bushmills Black Bush
The Drink Shop
£25.62
Bushmills Black Bush
La Maison du Whisky
£25.00
Bushmills Black Bush 3cl Sample Blended Whiskey
Master of Malt
£3.35
Bushmills Black Bush Blended Irish Whiskey
The Whisky Exchange
£23.45
Bushmills Black Bush Blended Whiskey
Master of Malt
£22.12
Bushmills Black Bush Miniature Blended Irish Whiskey
The Whisky Exchange
£3.76
Bushmills Irish Whiskey
Lions Whisky
£175.00
Bushmills Original
The Drink Shop
£20.45
Bushmills Original 3cl Sample Blended Whiskey
Master of Malt
£3.18
Bushmills Original Blended Irish Whiskey
The Whisky Exchange
£19.45
Bushmills Original Blended Whiskey
Master of Malt
£19.85
Old Bushmills 9 Year Old Bot.1960s Blended Irish Whiskey
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Old Bushmills 9 Year Old Bot.1960s Blended Irish Whiskey
The Whisky Exchange
£250.00
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