Another meeting in the books. Our seventh shindig found us coming back to Ireland to sample some of their finest distillates. We tried two from Jameson, a Bushmills and a bit of Tullamore Dew. All around, some great whiskies sampled, some good times had, and as always a great meeting with the guys.
We start off this week’s featured reviews with Bushmills Black Bush. This is standard Bushmills Irish Blended Whiskey (possibly a different blend but still young, around 4 years old) with time in sherry wine casks for extra flavor finishing, hence, the lovely dark hue from the glass. The club has not been the biggest fans of their base blend, but the sherry finish has improved it immensely. We are on the lighter side of flavor with this one, at least on the face of it, but we found that there are definite signs of vigor in this blend.
Check it out and enjoy this one!
SWC Group Review
Nose– Rich! Sherry with dates and raisins, ripe fruit. Cereal notes with traces of oak. Vanilla as it opens up. Playful sweetness. .
Taste– Full. Honeyed sweetness with vanilla/toffee. Slight floral grain notes.
Finish– Medium length. Rich grain notes, some oak spice and vanilla.
Comment– Solid stuff. Clean and smooth with some good flavors but not a knockout of sensation.
Group Rating – 82/100
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