Bushmills Malt 16 Years Old is a premium, rare single Irish malt whiskey. Unique "Three Wood" finishing adds elements of depth and flavor to the already clean, non-smoky taste of Bushmills Malt Irish Whiskey. This exceptional malt whiskey is matured in three different wood barrels for unparalleled taste and quality. The whiskey is first matured in American bourbon barrels and Spanish Oloroso sherry butts for at least 16 years. While lingering in the bourbon barrels and sherry butts, the spirit develops toasted wood, vanilla and sweet nutty flavors. The malt whiskey is then vatted and married for many months in large old port wine pipes. Here, a nice finishing touch of sweet wine character is acquired, and all of the flavor elements mature and mellow together. Available in the U.S. and other markets for about $60, it is unique among the whiskies on this list?the whiskey is finished off in port pipes after being matured in bourbon and sherry casks, contributing richness not found in Irish whiskeys. It is rich, smooth, gently sweet in flavor, and loaded with fruity notes. Fans of sherried single malt Scotch whiskies will find this whiskey very attractive.
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