Bushmills recently announced it’s celebrating the release of the distillery’s third expression in their Rare Cask series, a 30 Year Old Single Malt finished in Madeira casks.
A statement from Bushmills explains that this rare single malt was triple distilled on Oct. 31st, 1991, where it was then aged in hand-selected bourbon and sherry casks for 13 years and four months. From there, it was blended and continued its maturation in three first-fill Madeira wine casks in February of 2005.
The third expression in the Rare Cask series, it’s the second under the care of newly-appointed master blender, Alex Thomas.
Bushmills, a 400-year-old single malt distillery, uses 100 percent Irish barley and their traditional Irish copper pots to make this special whisky, along with hand-selected casks for aging. It’s non-chill filtered and bottled at a cask strength of 49% ABV, which helps provide maximum depth of flavor.
The 30 Year Old Finished in Madeira Casks has a suggested retail price of $999.99.
The distiller’s notes show that the 30 Year Old has a nose of roasted walnuts, creme brulee, and baked peaches mixed with sweet notes of hazelnut and orange marmalade.
The palate has a soft texture that offers notes of fresh pralines and toffee, before revealing sweet and dark chocolate, orange peel, and molasses. It finishes long with sweet vanilla bean and mocha flavors.
Granted a license to distill in 1608, Bushmills is the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world. For more information on Bushmills or how to get a bottle, check out www.bushmills.com.
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