The County Antrim based Bushmills Distillery, has announced the launch of the first two expressions in a new Cask Finish range of Irish whiskeys.
Bushmills Caribbean Rum Cask Finish (40% ABV) and American Oak Cask Finish (40% ABV) which are part of the new Bushmills Original Cask Finish range, are said to deliver a fresh perspective on the iconic Irish whiskey brand.
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These latest releases, which have been created by Bushmills Master Blender, Helen Mulholland, have been produced using hand-selected barrels from around the world, which have been chosen for their unique flavour influence on Bushmills whiskey.
The Caribbean Rum Cask Finish single malt component, is finished in hand-selected fine oak Caribbean Rum casks, then blended with Bushmills signature triple distilled Irish grain whiskey to create tropical fruit and dry spice flavours.
The American Oak Cask Finish single malt component, is finished in double charred American oak barrels for fresh wood and vanilla flavours and extra smoothness, then blended with Bushmills smooth triple distilled grain whiskey.
Commenting on the launch, Helen Mulholland, said: “The launch of the Bushmills Original Cask Finish range is an exciting and innovative move for Bushmills Irish Whiskey. The Original Cask Finish series adds an extra dimension to our acclaimed Bushmills Original. The series offers an accessible introduction into the world of Bushmills by finishing our signature single malt in unique barrels for new flavour experiences.”
Helen went onto say: “As the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, The Old Bushmills Distillery is a special place with a long and rich history where we have warehouses bursting with unique casks, ageing exquisite whiskey. I’m immensely proud of the Bushmills Original Cask Finish range and we’re very excited to bring our latest innovations to new and discerning whiskey drinkers around the world.”
Bushmills Caribbean Rum Cask Finish and American Oak Cask Finish, will be available later next month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £24.00 each.
Posted by Steve Rush