Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Bushmills Malt 10

Bushmills Malt 10
Single malt Irish whiskey
Aged 10 years
40% alc/vol

And here we are, with the first Irish whiskey on Nose Palate Finish. Now all I need is a Canadian whisky, and Japanese, and I'll be pretty well representing the global whisky scene!

I was introduced to this one by my friend Aubrey. It's her favorite whiskey of all. Dr. Whisky, on the other hand, didn't care for it one bit, and I lie somewhere in the middle.


A deep gold color. Bread and oranges on the nose. A bit of solvent and leather. Flowers and heavy malt. It feels very full in the mouth, and spicy. The finish is dry, hinting at chocolate.

I like this malt. It's not my favorite, and it never will be (EDIT: all right, all right, maybe. Someday. Maybe.), but I like it enough to keep buying it. I find it particularly interesting how different it tastes from any single malt Scotch whisky I've had, while still being good. Well, Sláinte!


Anonymous said...


Great blog, I love your non-snobbish approach and your willingness to try blends.

Keep on posting!


Will said...

Thanks for the kind words, BA! I used to be snobbish, until some really good blends opened my eyes. Happy dramming! :)