70cl / 46%
- Blended Irish Whiskey
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
Bushmills 1608 Reviews
Tasting Notes by Mark Gillespie, World Whiskies Awards 2012Clean 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
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.
Smooth yet full bodied- with hints of honeyed sweetness. I was thrilled to locate this whiskey via your site!
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!
Really great whisky but beside the 16 triple wood it comes in second!
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 !
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.
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?
Simply the best whiskey I have ever had. Forget prejudices against blends; this blows away single malts of ten times the price.
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
Wondering if this would be a good gift for a collector? Found it under $50 in Alberta