Bushmills 30 Year Old is triple distilled from 100% malted barley and then matured in bourbon barrels and sherry butts for 14 years. It is then finished in first-fill Pedro Ximénez casks for a further 16 years to give layers of rich and elegant dried fruit flavours. Pedro Ximénez is a dark Spanish fortified sweet sherry wine made from white grapes. It's only made in specific regions, making each sherry butt incredibly sought-after.
Meticulous attention to detail includes specifying the exact type, strength and colour of Pedro Ximénez sherry the Bushmill Distillery required to season the hand-crafted oak casks.
Bushmills 30 Year Old single malt whiskey is triple distilled from 100% malted barley and matured in Oloroso sherry butts and bourbon barrels for 14 years before being finished for 16 years in first-fill Pedro Ximénez casks.
Colour: Dark rich gold
Nose: Rich inviting sweet aromas of raisins, figs, prunes, and dates entwined with treacle toffee, soft clove and sweet spice delighted the senses
Taste: Exquisite, velvety and smooth mouth feel. Sweet hints of dates, raisins and figs followed by praline and orange peel before developing into vanilla and warm pastry notes. A truly delightful experience for the palate
Finish: Long complex finish is a reminder of the three decades this whiskey has spent gaining its individual character. The dried fruit and toffee sweet notes linger in the background. The elegance and refinement of this exquisite single malt is enticing and invite a second sip.
A flagship whiskey from Bushmill's that's best enjoyed neat.