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NOSE: very gentle and fresh; creamy, a bit of citrus (lemon, lime), banana bread, ripe banana skin, apples, slightly floral, a touch of cocoa powder.
TASTE: smooth, moderately sweet, fruity, malty, vanilla, Irish coffee, a very remote note of bitter citrus pith.
FINISH: brief and slightly dry vanilla at the end.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: a nice dram when you want something simple and fruity! Funnily enough, it reminds me a tiny bit of Glenmorangie Original with its elegant nose and sort of similar package of flavors. However, Bushmills' lovely uncomplex Irishness is too evident to mistake it for a Scotch whisky. In my opinion, its gentle character is ideal for fragrant hot toddies and Irish coffee!