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Bushmills Black Bush

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  • Distiller:

    Bushmills

  • Bottler:

    Bushmills

  • ABV:

    40%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Bushmills Black Bush incorporates characteristics from a range of whiskey styles, to great effect. This should satisfy almost all whiskey drinkers, at a bargain price. Recommended.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: There are times when you want loads of complexity in your whiskey, a whiskey to ponder your future. And then there are other times, when you're at your favorite dive bar, you know, the one with the great jukebox and the crappy lighting. This is the whiskey that you order.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long and peppery.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: There is a lot to bite on. It slips away reluctantly, leaving a long, dark sweetness behind it. One glass is never enough.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: It has an easy warmth to it that makes it enjoyable to sip while it’s overall flavor profile makes it great for cocktails and long drinks. It’s a versatile blend and it’s rare for me to not have it in the house.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The drink is smooth while also displaying some heat, with the malt giving Black Bush a heavier, Scotch-like character. Good stuff, but considerably different than just about any other Irish I’ve ever had.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: The Sherry influence shows in the baked apple and dried apricot flavors that round into caramel and butterscotch tones on the finish.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This was sort of all over the place and I really didn't mind it. I think there is some work to be done here, yet, but all in all, this exceeded my expectations for what I thought it would deliver.
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  • Intro:

    This is a blend of malt and grain whiskey from Bushmills that is aged in oak and contains some amount of malt also matured in Oloroso sherry casks.

  • Nose:

    Bready, cake forward nose. Light citrus. Vanilla cream. Faint peach.

  • Taste:

    Thin with mild heat on the palate. Vanilla, peach ring candies, light grain presence and some plum.

  • Finish:

    Short, mild heat. Bread forward, some more light fruit, raisin bread, this super strange yam/brown sugar / sweet potato note is there too.

  • Overall:

    This was sort of all over the place and I really didn't mind it. I think there is some work to be done here, yet, but all in all, this exceeded my expectations for what I thought it would deliver.

  • Score:

    4

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