Bushmills Steamship Collection #3 Char Bourbon Cask Reserve Single Malt Irish Whiskey (1000ml)
"This steamship is sailing in the calm seas of complexity... Take your time over this one. It is deceptively brilliant." 95 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2022
The third expression released in the very successful 'Steamship' series, Bushmills Bourbon #3 Char Cask Reserve is the result of a long-standing relationship with the Master coopers at Louisville, Kentucky who reserve some of their best custom-charred x-bourbon casks to mature this unique Irish. The degree of char inside a cask can have a significant impact on a whisk(e)y's flavour, allowing the spirit to cycle deeper into the oak extracting wood-derived flavours. If the charring is done judiciously, the drinker is presented with a myriad of toasty, savoury, barbequed aromas and flavours. In this case, expect subtle notes of toasted oak, spices and crème brûlée with a long, rich and smooth finish. 40% Alc./Vol. Big one litre format. Very limited stocks.