Bushmills boosts its premium malts for 2018

Location: Ireland

Colum Egan, master distiller at Bushmills

Irish whiskey is booming, premium whisk(e)y is exploding… and for Bushmills this means increasing production of its sought-after, limited-edition 16yo single malt by 100%.

The company revealed the increase in production in line with the announcement that the 2018 release of its 16yo and 21yo variants is available.

There’s going to be a tweak to the 21yo bottle too. ‘This year, each bottle of Bushmills’ 21yo single malt will have the year of bottling and its own individual number referenced on the bottle, making it even more collectable to those who purchase it,’ declared Colum Egan, master distiller at Bushmills.

Both whiskeys are a mix of three different cask types, with the 16yo consisting of a blend of bourbon and oloroso casks, which are then vatted and married for nine months in port pipes; and the 21yo being a combination of bourbon and oloroso casks that are married and then aged for a further two years in Madeira casks.

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