Bushmills 10 Year old
No need for Trading Places...
18th Jan 2016
Best price to buy online:
Tasting Notes by Rantavahti
...when drinking this whiskey. Great “bang for the buck” whiskey, one of the best ones out there I dare to say. Cheap, yet sophisticated. So of course the movie Trading Places comes to my mind and will go as the reference.
Nose: Sweet and fruity, also gives you of eucalyptus at the start. Toffee dominates and hints of floral notes are present as well. Bourbon casks are clearly giving the stronger note. Water adds cinnamon and notes of fruitcake.
Taste: Creamy toffee kicks off the show and stays until the very end. Sweet, wee floral and very fruity. Water adds spicy notes, which make this dram work even better.
Finish: Lingers well, smooth, yet crispy from time to time. Toffee and hints of honey. Oak tannins are strong in the aftertaste and water makes it stronger.
Balance: Got this with price tag of 25 euros so surely this is one of the best "bang for bucks" as I mentioned before. In good balance, offers no big surprises, but gives you a steady ride.