Bushmills 1608
400th Anniversary

70cl / 46%
  • Blended Irish Whiskey
Bushmills 1608 / 400th Anniversary
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A special bottling to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the license to distil aqua vitae in Antrim originally granted in 1608 to Sir Thomas Phillips. Bushmills 1608 was named Best Irish Blended Whiskey (No Age Statement) at the World Whiskies Awards twice, most recently in 2012.

Awarded Malt of the Month March 2015



  • Ginger Ginger
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Lemon Lemon
  • Marzipan Marzipan
  • Hazelnut Hazelnut

Bushmills 1608 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Mark Gillespie, World Whiskies Awards 2012

    Clean and buttery with hints of ginger, hazelnut and marzipan. Spicy with strong cinnamon bite and a hint of anise on top with touches lemon. Lemon tartness balanced with cinnamon spiciness that fades slowly.

22 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    5 January

    Not what you''d expect from a Bushmills blend. I think this was originally going to be launched as a single Malt but luckily the went for this version. Excellent whiskey. I''ve exhausted funds buying enough to last me. I''m drinking a bottle as I write.

  • 5
    22 June 2014

    Smooth yet full bodied- with hints of honeyed sweetness. I was thrilled to locate this whiskey via your site!

  • 18 April 2012

    Fantastic. Ignore the negative comments and Jim Murray's review. This is extremely good irish whiskey and an absolute steal at under £40! Thank you very much whisky exchange!

  • 29 December 2011

    Really great whisky but beside the 16 triple wood it comes in second!

  • 15 November 2011

    Have drunk Black Bush for years. Tried the Malt when first introduced To the line-up. The 400 is special ... Buy it while you can !

  • 24 February 2011

    Tried this on the Bushmills brewery tour and loved it.Bought a bottle.Very smooth taste with an interesting kick going down, I do prefer mine with a touch of water.The presentation box is very suitable for giving it as a gift, present or prize.

  • 9 February 2011

    This may be a blend, but if you read up on it there is very little grain whiskey in there. It is almost all Crystal Malt Whiskey, that in itself makes it unique. A small amount of grain is added simply to make it taste better. What is wrong with making a whiskey taste better?

  • 1 February 2011

    Simply the best whiskey I have ever had. Forget prejudices against blends; this blows away single malts of ten times the price.

  • 11 December 2010

    Finally found somewhere to purchase the 1608!!! Bought a bottle for my husband when returning to the UK from Canada - he loved it and it was rationed accordingly. Definitely the best of the Bushmills family of whiskey

  • 6 December 2010

    Wondering if this would be a good gift for a collector? Found it under $50 in Alberta

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