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Bushmills Original

A decent Irish blend

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dReview by @drteeth

13th Nov 2010


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I got the chance to drink this whiskey at a friend's house, and I thought I'd share my notes with you. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated - I am here to learn.

This whiskey is Bushmill's cornerstone, being a blend of its single malts.

The wiskey forms quick, thin tears, which I suppose is to be expected from a younger whiskey. The nose seems to be very fruity, with honey, pears, fresh bananas and vanilla. Do I detect a bit of caramel? No peat whatsoever. On the palate, the fruit opens up, with more honey and some floral notes. Overall, the taste is sweet. The finish is short, leaving a slightly oily feeling in the mouth and sticky lips.

Overall I think this is a decent dram, even good if you take the price into consideration.

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drteeth commented

Aaand I posted the review at the wrong bottle. To be clear, this is supposed to be a review of Bushmills Original! I contacted connosr on the issue.

9 years ago 0

jeanluc commented

That's been updated. Thanks for the review..

9 years ago 0

Carl commented

Finally got to try this one last night, after dinner at a local restaurant. The only one I had before that, is the Black Bush. I found the Original a wee bit harsh in comparison, but I don't mind that at all, and found it very pleasant. Try the Black Bush, though, for very little more cost. To me, it even wins out over the 16 year, which is also excellent. Next one to try is the 10 year! I am just learning as well, having been more used to the scotch malt whiskies. However, I am finding that I enjoy the Irish Whiskey even more. All of the Bushmills I have tried have been excellent. I like the Jameson as well, I would compare the Bushmills Original to the Jameson Irish Whiskey. Both a wee bit harsh to me, but very very drinkable. Cheers, Carl

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