This truly rare Single Irish Malt Whiskey is a proud expression of malt distilling from the centuries old Bushmills Distillery. The Bushmills Malt 21 Year Old Madeira finish is a perfect fusion between old and new. A new generation can now taste the combination of the expertise of malt distilling at Bushmills since 1608 together with the revitalisation of the tradition of "finishing" whiskey in Madeira Drums. It is a truly rare whiskey, as only a limited number of bottles will be released each year. Bushmills Malt 21 Year Old is first matured in American Bourbon barrels and Spanish Oloroso sherry butts for most of its 21 years. The spirit derives a honeyed almond fragrance from the bourbon barrels while the sherry butts provide it with balance and a rich suppleness. Following this long maturation, the malt whiskey is then married and vatted before it "finishes" its maturation in Madeira drums. This finishing in Madeira Drums produces a whiskey that has a stunning complexity on the palate, a combination of rich fruit perfume and spiciness, with subtle burnt raisin notes.