Product Type: Old Bushmills Distillery Vodka
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Bushys don't do it for me!
Bushmills 10 Year Old Whiskey
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Bushmills 10 Year Old Whiskey
Date: 06/02/13, updated on 06/02/13 (33 review reads)
Advantages: Lovely presented, not a half bad whisky to be fair to it
Disadvantages: Lacking whats promised in the way of vanilla, honey and ripened fruits!
My stepdad has very expensive tastes in Whisky and he really appreciates good quality. Me I'm not a whisky drinker really however he has got me recently to try a drop here and there, trying to convince me its great! I now do have an appreciation of whisky as a little tipple though I am never going to be an ardent drinker of the stuff and will probably always be more of an alco pop fan lol
This is one of the cheaper whiskys my stepdad will drink and comes in around £25.00 - £30.00 for a 700ml bottle and mum got his bottle from our local Asda store.
The bottle comes in a very nice dark cardboard, oblong box and gives off the impression of good quality and has a black plastic lid to the top of it and on the front of it we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and that it is aged for 10 years and is a single malt 'Matured in two woods' and that it is 'Matured in bourbon and oloroso sherry casks for notes of honey, vanilla and ripe fruit' and that it is 700ml in size and has a 40% volume and then on the back of the box we are told all about the company that produces this and that there are 28 units in the bottle and contact details for the manufacturer are given. The bottle the drink comes in is thick and heavy see through glass, again it looks real quality and the labeling matching the box with much the same information on it. For me this is really nicely presented and for a whisky drinker would make a nice gift idea......in fact this was a gift to my stepdad from my mum Christmas just gone.
Honey coloured in its appearance this for me is not one of my favoured whiskys to be honest though my stepdad likes it it isn't his either. Its nice enough though yet I can tell that the quality difference to other far more expensive whiskys I have tried recently.
At first it is a bit bitter in flavour and I can't taste ripened fruits, honey or vanilla. It feels hot on the tongue and chest though that quickly disappears and gives way to a rather smooth drink, almost creamy in its texture....its hard to explain! Once it has been supped I feel I can taste an overtone of sherry (the fruits) and smell a little honey but I cant taste honey in this or vanilla to be honest.
You can of course mix this with what you like though in my parents house this act is banned and you can only drink it neat or with water and/or ice as they are purists and this for me is an occasional tipple and not one I would buy for myself. Its ok though and worth the money but if your a bit of a whisky snob then probably wouldn't be for you!
Available in all good supermarkets and off licences and so on.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Summary: So so but I've had better!
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