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Bushmills 12 Years Old Distillery Reserve Tasting notes and reviews

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Bushmills 12 Years Old Distillery Reserve

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

Michael Jackson

Nose
Warm. Suede. Leather. Linseed.
Palate
Toasted almonds. Pistachios. Fudge. Fruity. Flowering currant. Good flavour development.
Finish
A hint of sherry. Apricot-like, oily sweetness.
Comment
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.

Jim Murray

Nose
The sherry is light and clean and gives way to a lovely hint of orange and sweet nuts. Impressively stylish and assured.
Palate
A highly developed and confusingly complex middle tends to nudge back towards sherry dominance.
Finish
Dries as the richer sherry notes fade and the oak takes hold.
Comment
Cleaner than of old but no less characterful. Quite a cerebral whisky.
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