Bushmills launches 14 Years Old Malaga cask finish

Bushmills launches 14 Years Old Malaga cask finish

The Bushmills 14 Years Old is a permanent addition to the Irish distillery's single malt portfolio

News | 11 Apr 2024

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Bushmills Irish Whiskey, known as the world’s oldest licensed whisky distillery, has announced a permanent addition to its portfolio. The Bushmills 14 Years Old has been matured in first and second-fill bourbon casks, then finished in Malaga casks.

 

The result is a whisky that will “intrigue wine lovers”, according to the distillery. The Malaga wine was left to soak into the casks for four to five years to season the oak with its summer fruit and spice notes.

 

Master blender Alex Thomas commented: “I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and create a really exciting taste experience for every palate. It is unlike any other whisky in our core range. Marrying the bourbon cask with the Malaga wine adds layers of ripe fruit all working together with honey, cinnamon, and milk chocolate. It oozes sunshine and sweetness.”

 

She continued: “Having followed the evolution of this 14-year-old spirit, I knew its exceptional quality was undeniable. I also have a lot of experience with Muscat of Alexandria, the grape variety carefully chosen to produce the Malaga wine we use to season our oak barrels. Wine lovers will know this is one of the oldest grapes in the world and produces incredible flavour profiles.”

 

The 14 Years Old joins the Bushmills permanent collection of single malts, which includes 10, 16, and 21 Years Old single malts, as well as the 25 and 30 Years Old expressions which joined the range in 2023.

 

Bushmills 14 Years Old (40% ABV) is available now with an RRP of $70.

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