Bushmills Irish Whiskey releases a 33-year-old port cask
Bushmills Irish Whiskey has revealed the tenth and final release of its current Causeway Collection. Created by Bushmills Master Blender Alex Thomas and distributed by Proximo Spirits, it is the oldest expression ever released from The Old Bushmills Distillery, which is reputed to be the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery. Just 690 bottles of the cask-finished, cask-strength (53.3% ABV), non-chill-filtered Irish single malt are available.
Alex Thomas, Bushmills master blender, said: “It is truly a privilege to work with such rare whiskeys in The Causeway Collection. They are the fruits of over 400 years of Bushmills whiskey-making tradition, each expertly created and nurtured over decades.
“The Causeway Collection is a celebration of our passion for single malts, and these special whiskeys are our greatest treasures. At Bushmills, we continue to innovate and create new expressions to excite the whiskey community.”
The 33-year-old whiskey was filled into fortified wine casks from northern Portugal on April 19, 1989. Tasting notes include dark fruits such as blackcurrants and blackberries.