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Bushmills 21 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 122

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Bushmills 21 Years Old

Brand
Bushmills
Expression
21 Years Old
Type
Irish Whiskey ~ Single Malt
Age
21 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Old Bushmills Distillery
Website
www.bushmills.com
Availability
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Peter Mulryan

Nose
A stunning assault of Demerera sugar, roasted nuts and fruity yoghurt.
Palate
Very sweet and juicy, then dried apricots before moving on to rich fruitcake.
Finish
A tart, dark marmalade tingle.
Comment
This whiskey has changed quite a bit in the last few years. It's now less subtle, more forthright, but no less delicious.

Dave Broom

Nose
Full, rich and woody. Light spiciness, varnish, toffee, orange peel. Good mature notes: overripe fruit, spruce, spent firework. Old...too old?
Palate
Wood has strong influence. Some sweet dried fruits, amontillado-like, roasted almond. A touch winey, then the wood firms a little.
Finish
Biscuity, dusty, splintery.
Comment
It's balanced but it lacks the vibrancy of the 16 Years Old.
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