Bushmills release latest new whiskey

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has announced the release of the American Oak Cask Finish, the second in a series of exciting and innovative whiskeys from the new Bushmills Original Cask Finish range.

Monday, 2nd August 2021, 11:07 am

Inspired by a partnership spanning decades between Bushmills and legendary barrel makers Kelvin Cooperage, the American Oak Cask Finish celebrates the amalgamation of two of the world’s great whiskey-making capitals, Bushmills and Louisville, Kentucky.

In 2008, Louisville, the home of Kelvin Cooperage, was twinned with the village of Bushmills during celebrations marking Bushmills 400th anniversary, further strengthening the ties between these two areas steeped in whiskey heritage.

The American Oak Cask Finish features the award-winning single malt used in Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey, finished in double-charred American Oak barrels.

It is then blended with the brand’s signature triple distilled Irish grain whiskey, giving it an extra smooth character with fresh wood and sweet vanilla notes.

Small batches of the finest American Oak barrels are hand-selected at Kelvin Cooperage and double-charred for Bushmills, giving these casks unique properties ideal for whiskey maturation.

Bushmills single malt then ages in these casks, resulting in a deeper interaction between the whiskey and the oak, delivering the superior flavour profile achieved in this cask finish expression.

Colum Egan, Bushmills Master Distiller, said: “The Cask Finish range is an exciting and innovative move for Bushmills Irish Whiskey.”