“This robust single-malt whiskey is matured in Sherry and Bourbon casks before finishing for several months in Port barrels. Look for a balanced mix of creamy caramel, maple, dried apricots, a subtle raspberry jam note and a rounded, spicy finish.” 95we
The 16 year old Bushmills builds on the soft, smoothness of the 10 year old and adds some very nice fruity characters. The whiskey is initially aged seperately for 15 years in both bourbon and sherry casks then these are married together into port wood for around a year of extra finishing. The port wood adds some delicious flavours of red fruits, some sweetness and hints of candy and chocolate. Like all Bushmills whiskeys it is very smooth but this one has a sweeter, fruitier edge than them all.