Irish Whiskey - Single Malt

Bushmills 10yr Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

From: Ireland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Irish Whiskey

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Tier 1
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2011

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2004
  • 2014

Proof66 Notes

Bushmills 10yr whisky is considered a single-malt (made from 100% barley) and aged 10yrs in American bourbon oak casks and triple distilled. It is said to taste of vanilla, chocolate, and toasted wood.

Bushmills 10yr was named Best Irish Whisky in the 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Bushmills whiskey is made at the Old Bushmills Distillery, the oldest operating distillery in Ireland. It marks its founding in 1608 when King James granted Sir Thomas Phillips the right to distill whiskey. It became registered in 1784. Today, it continues to produce only single malt (barley) whiskey and when it blends uses grain whiskey from other distilleries. They distill in a combination of 9, swan-neck stills that they believe produces a "lighter, smoother" style of whiskey. The brand and distillery were both acquired by international conglomerate Diageo in 2006 who later traded it to Jose Cuervo in March, 2015 in exchange for the Don Julio brand.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 10 ratings and 10 reviews.
Yankel W. Yankel W. (45) (2015-05-15)
This whisky is superb. It is smooth, with so much flavor(s) sans all that musty bog smoke. It is absolutely one to keep handy for spoiling oneself. If you drink this and then Bushmills Classic, you will fall down fainted from the difference. I might say that there is some similarity (designedly) in the Black, but truly no comparison. The SM 10 is superb. It is fine at the first nose to the last drop. I also rate Geo. Dickel 12 highly. I keep my Dickel in a old emptied Bushmills SM 10yr bottle in my desk since it is so handy. I don't know much about vanilla beans and Granny Smith apples or pears in the bottle, but there is some fine whisky in there. I think the Master Distiller is responsible for the marvellous blending of the single malts that go into the barrel. Credit where credit is due!
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jaketaz jaketaz (163) (2014-10-02)
It's not got the Jameson sweetness of the standard bottle, and has more maturity and smoothness than the Black Bush, and the 16-year is disproportionately expensive for how good it is. A good middle ground. $40 in my area, and though I tend to prefer blends this did me just fine with one ice cube and a little sitting. I taste granny smith apples, smoke, a slight mellow burn and a bit of lemon peel.
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NeatPour NeatPour (172) (2014-04-11)
4.1/5, a yummy whisky. It was one beautiful silky smooth note. I got typical oak flavors, toasted oak and vanilla were certainly there but it really reminded me of a California Chardonnay toasted oak barrel. Easy uncomplicated whisky experience
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Muncher Muncher (263) (2014-03-16)
Pears. I smell and taste pears in my bottle of Bushmills 10. I didn't care for it at first but towards the end of the bottle my opinion really flipped. It really is quite good. I look forward to trying the 16.
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TimeToGoHome TimeToGoHome (32) (2013-10-06)
Just pour a dram and enjoy. Smooth with some complexity.
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joelbarrett joelbarrett (58) (2013-03-21)
No comment
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mvg1 mvg1 (21) (2013-01-12)
I believe this is a good solid smooth whiskey, notes of dry fruit banana, honey, oak, and spice. No peat which is great in my book. Great balcony whiskey with a mild cigar. But i have to say my favorite is the 16 year.
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rationalia rationalia (3) (2009-06-25)
I would rather drink this than most single malts from Scotland (although sometimes I'm just in the mood for peat). Bushmills 10 is my go-to drink when I want a sipping whiskey.
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jasonjohnson1898 jasonjohnson1898 (17) (2009-05-11)
10 years worth of aging did this bushmills good, its much easier to drink and has hint of sweet compared to the standard bushmills bottle. The taste is much smoother almost like velvet, its a very relaxed drink. In the end you will feel your face start to warm up a tad.
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Irishman Irishman (271) (2009-05-04)
The Bushmill's 10 year is definitely much smoother than the standard Bushmill's. Worth the little extra money comparitively.
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  • 083300083621
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  • 080432568170
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