Review: Bushmills Red Bush Irish Whiskey / by Jason Hambrey

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Ex-bourbon barrels
Grain and Malt Whiskies
Distiller Bushmills (Bushmills, N. Ireland)

This triple distilled whiskey was added to the lineup, between the flagship whiskey and Black Bush, with a focus on bourbon cask maturation.

Review (2018)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: L7292IB 001 12:29

  • Bottling Date: 2017

Loads of pear! Loaded with fruit – baked pear, apple, peach, cherry – but also vanilla and light oak. The palate is loaded with sweet peach and eventually dried out to oak and some tannins. The finish has milk chocolate, clove, vanilla, and more fruit – peach again prominent. The finish has a touch of bourbon – creamy, vanilla laden, and full of dried fruit. Really easy and very nice! More in the vein of the standard Bushmills than Black Bush, but a very nice addition to the lineup.

Recommended (81% of whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).

Value: High, at $35.