Renowned Irish whiskey brand Bushmills spells magic again – and this time with a new edition to the Rare Casks series. The novel concoction is a 28-year-old single malt matured in ex-Cognac barrels. It consists of 100% unpeated malted barley and fresh spring water and is one of the best spirits unveiled by the marquee.
The Bushmills 28-Year-Old Single Malt Cognac Cask Whiskey has been distilled in 1992 and aged for 11 years in Bourbon and oloroso Sherry barrels. It has then been laid in ex-Cognac casks for 17 years to mature. The spirit boasts rounded sweet-spicy wood aromas with hints of pear, almond, sweet vanilla, and cinnamon. On the palate, it bears notes of complex wood flavors and deep dried fruit.
Commenting on it, Lander Otegui, senior vice president of marketing at Proximo Spirits (parent company of Bushmills), said: “The new annual series, the Rare Casks, is a must for any collector looking to expand their whiskey repertoire, and discover the unique, smooth taste that sets Bushmills Irish whiskey single malts apart from any Scotch single malt.” Limited to 500 bottles, the 28-Year-Old Single Malt Cognac Cask Whiskey retails at $500 and will be released throughout the United States. This is probably what perfection tastes like!
[Via: The Spirits Business]