Bushmills is one of the oldest registered distilleries in the world. Irish whiskey has been made on the site since around 1608 when King James 1 granted a license to distill. Today there are six whiskies in the range.
We have spent the last few days updating our Bushmills pages. You will find more detailed descriptions of each brand and links for the best places to buy them. They make great whiskies at Bushmills – in fact, it is one of our favourite distilleries. That regard will be evident on the Bushmills whisky pages you read, but it is not sales speak. We have known every Bushmills brand in the range, some of them intimately, and the views are all honestly held.
Generally, as a distillery, Bushmills is interesting. Bushmills whisky stands on its own a little bit from other Irish whiskies. The two brands bigger than it – Jameson and Powers – are produced at the Midleton Distillery in County Cork, while Bushmills is still made at its traditional home. That home is not even in Ireland. It is in the village of Bushmills in County Antrim, which is in Northern Ireland, a part of the UK.
So there is a uniqueness about Bushmills whisky. They are all triple distilled and are all made with at least some un-peated single malt.
There are currently 6 brands in the Bushmills whisky range.
Bushmills Original – a light whiskey made from a blend of single malt and grain whiskies. It is an excellent, and some might say better, alternative to the more common Irish whiskey brands.
Bushmills Black Bush – a rich blended whiskey that is made up of 80 percent triple distilled and aged single malt. Considering how good it is, it is unbelievable value for money.
Bushmills Irish Honey – a flavoured Irish whiskey that contains Bushmill Original infused with honey. It will not be to everyone’s taste but it has tapped into a niche and works well in cocktails and mixed drinks.
Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt – another shockingly good value Irish whiskey, this is made from 100 percent single malt and aged for 10 years. Just add a dash of water.
Bushmills 16 Year Old Single Malt – an Irish single malt whiskey that is aged in three different types of cask: bourbon, sherry and port. It is creamy and bursting with flavours.
Bushmills 21 Year Old Single Malt – a difficult to find but exceptional Irish single malt whiskey aged for 21 years in bourbon, sherry and Madeira casks. Wow.
You can find links to all the individual Bushmills whisky pages on our Bushmills page here.