Irish whiskey model Bushmills has launched a 27-year-old bottling completed in Bourbon barrels and unveiled a brand new design for its vary.
The journey retail-exclusive 27-12 months-Previous Bourbon Cask has been launched as a part of The Causeway Collection.
The only malt was distilled in 1994 and matured in third-fill Bourbon barrels for six years. It was then recasked into first-fill Kentucky Bourbon barrels, the place it spent a further 21 years maturing.
The expression is bottled at cask power (52.1% ABV) and is non-chill-filtered. The whiskey provides notes of crème brûlée, cinnamon spice and tropical fruits.
Colum Egan, Bushmills grasp distiller, mentioned: “All of the whiskeys utilized in The Causeway Assortment have been expertly created and cared for by craftsmen steeped in a novel whiskey-making custom handed from technology to technology for greater than 400 years right here at The Previous Bushmills Distillery.
“This 27-12 months-Previous Bourbon Cask is a very particular single malt. Maturing it for 21 years in first-fill Bourbon barrels offers our single malt superbly intense vanilla notes that evolve into creamy crème brûlée over time, complemented by mild waves of cinnamon spice.”
The expression is that can be purchased solely from The Irish Whiskey Assortment at The Loop, Dublin and Cork Airports and on-line at theloop.ie. Solely 678 bottles of this single malt can be found, priced at RRP €650 (US$745) for 700ml.
Ray Hernan, CEO, Aer Rianta Worldwide (ARI), mentioned: “I’m delighted to provide passengers the chance to buy this extraordinary whiskey as they move via our shops and on-line.
“At ARI, we’re dedicated to innovation and making certain that we’re offering travellers with particular, premium purchases they’ll solely discover at our airports. We’re delighted to be as soon as once more collaborating with Bushmills to convey one other revolutionary, first to market to ARI solely. I’m certain this very particular 27-12 months-Previous Bourbon Cask can be an enormous hit with our prospects.”
The Irish whiskey model has additionally revealed a brand new bottle and pack for its vary, spanning 10-, 12-, 16- and 21-year-old whiskeys.
The brand new design is impressed by the Large’s Causeway nature protect, situated close to the Previous Bushmills Distillery in County Antrim.
The brand new bottles are broad shouldered and angular, with embossing on the facet to honour the model’s 1608 heritage and pot nonetheless.
Egan added: “I’m proud to place my signature to our new single malt bottles. The results of thorough reflection and appreciable work by our advertising and marketing and Previous Bushmills Distillery innovation groups, the brand new packaging definitely gives a stage for our single malts befitting of Bushmills’ standing because the pioneer of Irish single malts and worthy of our generations of grasp whiskey makers.
“These designs underpin our Bushmills character and high quality whereas delivering a robust and assured attraction to the brand new generations of single malt explorers worldwide.”