Bushmills Irish Honey is the newest addition to the Bushmills range. It’s a blend of Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey with honey, which follows the template introduced by Wild Turkey American Honey and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey.
Bushmills is one of the only distilleries in the world that produces its whiskeys completely under one roof. The “grain to glass” facility malts, distills, matures, blends and bottles at Ireland’s oldest working distillery.
Bushmills Irish Honey pours a light straw gold and has aromas of sweetened grains, honey and pears. More honey comes through on the palate, plus more pears and hints of ripe apples. It’s sweet, but not overly so, and it finishes with notes of malty grains.
Overall, Bushmills Irish Honey is clean, pleasant and very drinkable. The hints of orchard fruit are a nice touch, but the pervasive honey – though applied with a mostly subtle hand – begs for some countering spice.
That said, we’re not exactly the target market for this product, as Bushmills 10-Year is more akin to our wheelhouse. But fans of sweetened whiskeys will find a lot to like about this new product.
– 35% Alcohol by Volume
CE Rating: ★★★