Bushmills: the ‘Irish Spirit’ at Alessi
Bushmills is the – Irish – sponsor for the #alessipiù event with the – Irish indeed – writer Catherine Dunne, at Alessi for the launch of her new book – Italian title: ‘Come Cade la Luce’. In this post we are going to tell you the story of the oldest Irish whiskey…
Bushmills: the oldest distillery in the world
The distillery in Bushmills gained the distillation patent from James I, King of England and Ireland. The current distillery dates to 1784. The site is the tiny Bushmills village in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
The 1608 patent makes Bushmills the oldest working whiskey (with the “e”, going with the Irish…).
The distillery deeply roots in the territory, which gives it its authenticity. The Bush river is the source for the water involved in the distillation process.
History, stories, pop icon
In more than 400 years, Bushmills has been involved in many stories, in many countries. In 1889, the year of the Tour Eiffel inauguration, Bushmills won the gold emdal at the Expo. Bushmills case were on the Titanic on its 1912 cursed travel.
Bono Vox presented Frank Sinatra a Bushmills bottle when they met for their duet.
A different Irish Whiskey
The alembic triple distillation gives Bushmills a superior smoothness and a velvety texture.
Even the Bushmills blend (Original, Black Bush) with grain whiskey, use 100% malted barley.
Blend of grain whiskey. Tripled distilled, a lighter taste. Fruit and vanilla notes. Smooth, velvety, versatile.
Bushmills Black Bush
Deluxe Irish blend, aged in Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks. The 80% of the spirit is from malt whiskey, some 18 years old. Fruity notes, with a woody hint.
Bushmills 10 YO
100% barley malt, aged 10 years in Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks. Notes of honey, vanilla, milk chocolate.
Bushmills 16 YO
A complex and fruity Single Malt, aged 16 years in Bourbon e Oloroso Sherry casks, then in Madeira casks for 9 months. An extremely smooth whiskey, with notes of wood and Porto wine. Bushmills 16 is the winner of dozens of international spirits competitions.
Bushmills 21 YO: the dark side…
The dark side of Bushmills… fruity with additional butterscotch hints. Then, a true balanced explosion of caramel, dark chocolate, nuts, spice. Aged 19 years in Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks, then 2 years in Madeira casks.
Not bad for this “old” Irish whiskey! Pop in and buy it at our shop, or taste it at the wine bar.
To know even more: https://www.bushmills.com/.