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Bushmills Madeira Finish 21 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey (700ml)
After a long absence from the Australian market, Bushmills 21yo once again adorns our shelves amongst an increasing range of Irish Whiskies. Production has much remained the same, with the final product aged 19 years in Oloroso sherry and American Bourbon casks until married in Madeira 'drums' for its final two years of maturation. All bottles are now individually numbered.
Other Reviews: (95.5 Points) (n24.5) this remains something of a Chinese puzzle on the nose: just how do all those different notes, sometimes soft and rounded, sometimes hard and angular, many of them fruity, manage to intertwine...yet never clash? And why can you never detach one without another clinging onto it. If Sherlock Holmes tried to solve it, this would be a three pipe conundrum...except the use of tobacco would ruin the experience. Just marvel at the greenage and physalis, the flaked vanilla and liquorice, the ulmo honey and hickory...so much else besides; (t24) as melt-in-the-mouth as a whiskey can be: amazingly juicy barley offers the cutting edge and lead while a plethora of delicate sugars dissolve on impact; the fruit is solved as a perpetual mixed salad; (f23.5) this is where i am really impressed. Despite all the complexity of the nose and delivery, at the finish the Bushmills trademark flaky vanilla and delicate barley comes through...a signature unique to one distillery in the world; (b24) an Irish journey as beautiful as the dramatic landscape which borders the distillery. Magnificent. - Jim Murray Whisky Bible 2013