Bushmills Malt 16 Years Old is a
premium, rare single Irish malt whiskey.
Unique "Three Wood" finishing adds
elements of depth and flavor to the
already clean, non-smoky taste of
Bushmills Malt Irish Whiskey. This exceptional malt whiskey is
matured in three different wood barrels
for unparalleled taste and quality. The
whiskey is first matured in American
bourbon barrels and Spanish Oloroso
sherry butts for at least 16 years. While lingering in the bourbon barrels and sherry
butts, the spirit develops toasted wood, vanilla and sweet nutty
flavors. The malt whiskey is then vatted and married for many
months in large old port wine pipes. Here, a nice finishing
touch of sweet wine character is acquired, and all of the flavor
elements mature and mellow together.
Available in the U.S. and other markets, it is unique among the whiskies on this list—the whiskey is finished off in port pipes after being matured in bourbon and sherry casks, contributing richness not found in Irish whiskeys. It is rich, smooth, gently sweet in flavor, and loaded with fruity notes. Fans of sherried single malt Scotch whiskies will find this whiskey very attractive.