New Releases: The Busker and Bushmills

Within the run-up to St Patrick’s Day, quite a few Irish whiskey releases have been making their approach onto the market. This week, a small batch pot nonetheless whiskey from The Busker, and two uncommon releases from Bushmills. 

Royal Oak Distillery The Busker Small Batch Single Pot Nonetheless Irish Whiskey 

Royal Oak Distillery has launched a brand new small-batch offering of The Busker single pot nonetheless whiskey. This limited-edition Irish whiskey, retailing at $50, showcases a brand new look and a barely larger ABV of 46.3%, in comparison with the unique 44.3% ABV of its $30 expression.

The whiskey was matured in first-fill bourbon casks and completed in European oak sherry butts, promising a singular taste profile.

This launch is a part of the resurgence of single pot nonetheless whiskey in Eire.

Royal Oak Distillery, previously generally known as Walsh Whiskey Distillery, opened in 2016 in Co. Carlow. The distillery produces single malt, single pot nonetheless, and grain whiskey.

Bushmills 36 12 months Outdated Hill Avenue 

Bushmills, one of many oldest whiskey distilleries in Eire, has introduced the discharge of its Hill Avenue Version 36-12 months-Outdated Irish Whiskey.

The whiskey is the oldest expression to be launched by the model. Solely 208 bottles can be found solely from The Friend At Hand, a whiskey retailer positioned in Belfast. The bottle’s identify, Hill Avenue, pays tribute to “the hard-working individuals of Hill Avenue” says The Good friend At Hand proprietor, Willie Jack.

Distilled in 1986 after which re-racked right into a sherry cask in 2001, the whiskey guarantees to be deep and sophisticated with notes of caramelized fruit and honey.

This unique whiskey has an RRP of $6,311.

Bushmills 31 12 months Outdated 

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Bushmills Irish Whiskey has unveiled a uncommon 31-12 months-Outdated single malt as a part of its restricted small batch creations. 

The 31-12 months-Outdated single malt has been matured for 13 years in Oloroso sherry butts and bourbon barrels at The Outdated Bushmills Distillery after which completed in first and second-fill Madeira casks for an extra 18 years. The Madeira wine casks, ready and hand-built by Tacopal Cooperage in Portugal, add distinctive flavors of deep fruit, roasted nuts, and heat honey to the whiskey.

Grasp Blender at Bushmills, Alex Thomas, describes the one malt as harking back to a summer season orchard stroll, with “creamy notes of orange and peach”, and a “nutty praline creaminess that delivers an beautiful mouthfeel.”

This uncommon expression, bottled at 46% ABV, is priced at $2,789 for 700ml. Solely 12 bottles can be found within the UK, solely through The Whisky Shop.

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