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Bushmills The Original

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  • Distiller:

    Bushmills

  • Bottler:

    Bushmills

  • ABV:

    40%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 71
  • Publication: SpiritSurveyor
  • Excerpt: It smells to me like a wet Irish morning (minus the livestock) and had a light, fruity sweetness with a very smooth finish. Not much complexity though not harsh, it’s a perfectly average whisky.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: While it does come across as quite light and hot, especially in comparison to the other Bushmills offerings, it never veers towards the saccharine or vanilla extract qualities I’ve experienced in other entry level Irish blends.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: There is concordance between the nose and palate; the taste is sweet and honeyed, with orange, lemon and lime zest, and well-integrated spices, then becomes creamier, with custard, banana loaf, a little dark peel, and marmalade. Honey and citrus round things off nicely.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: It’s cheap and versatile so in that respect it’s a decent value, but it’s not one of my favorite whiskies and for my money I’d rather get something else.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste is also citrusy and grassy with a hint of cinnamon, and the finish is smooth and warming with notes of lemon tea and honey.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Aromas of pear, honey, and yeasty fresh bread come out first to say hello followed by nods from wood spices, grass, and toasted sugar. The finish is short and sweet.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Easy, I like it better than many Scotch blends.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Quite mild, the whole affair is very much innocuous and straightforward — and best used as a mixer if you find Jameson too sweet.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: Look for vanilla and honey flavors, with a bit of cinnamon sizzle on the finish.
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