Bushmills, has today announced the launch of a new 30 Year Old, Global Travel Retail exclusive expression.
Bushmills 30 Year Old New American Oak Cask (48.4% ABV) was initially matured for 14 Years in a combination of Oloroso Sherry butts and Bourbon barrels, before being finished in new American oak casks.
|Bushmills 30 Year Old New American Oak Cask|
This latest limited-edition release, is part of the Bushmills Causeway Collection, a series of extremely rare and unique cask finished single malt whiskeys from the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery.
All the whiskeys used in the Causeway Collection have been expertly crafted and cared for by Bushmills Master Blender Helen Mulholland, through her near 30 year career at The Old Bushmills Distillery. Several of the whiskeys were laid down by Helen during her internship at the distillery in the early 1990s.
Commenting on the news, Helen, said: “It’s a privilege to work with such rare whiskeys in The Causeway Collection. This 30 Year Old New American Oak Cask, our oldest single malt to date, is a truly special Irish single malt. Maturing it for 16 years in the new American oak casks has allowed the sweetness to gradually soften, making it creamier and velvety smooth in texture. I love its tropical fruit notes and hints of spiced coconut alongside the warm and reassuring wood notes.”
She went onto say: “I’m immensely proud of how we’ve been able to create such sensational waves of flavour in a 30 year old whiskey. Like the whole Causeway Collection, it’s a celebration of our passion for single malts, our rare and unique casks and our 400 years of whiskey-making heritage.”
Limited to 100 bottles this month, then a further 332 bottles in 2021, Bushmills 30 Year Old New American Oak Cask, will be available exclusively at The Irish Whiskey Collection at Dublin and Cork airports, for a RRP of €700.00.
Posted by Steve Rush