Irish Whiskey - Blended

Bushmills 1608 Anniversary Edition Crystal Malt Irish Whiskey

From: Ireland Liquor Review Category: Blended Irish Whiskey

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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011

Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2009

Proof66 Notes

The special edition Bushmills 1608 celebrates the notional birth of Bushmills as a distillery when they were first granted a license. This whiskey is considered a blend and is made with "crystal malt"--a special kind of grain.

Bushmills 1608 was named Best Irish Whiskey in the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

The 1608 was named Best Irish Blended Whiskey by the 2008 World Whiskey Awards in the category of no age statement.

Please note: the new label for Bushmills Original also has a 1608 notation to celebrate its founding year... that $20 bottle may be confused with this $100 bottle of whisky, which is the actual 1608 limited edition whisky.

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.

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This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
christyspub christyspub (1) (2012-08-20)
Full flavor with a woody, smooth character. Not for the timid drinker who likes it so smooth you can hardly taste anything.
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