Bushmills Original

70cl / 40%
  • Blended Irish Whiskey
Bushmills Original
Web Exclusive Price £19.45 £16.21 ex VAT (£27.79 per litre)
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Grain whiskey reserved for Bushmills Original is slowly matured for a minimum of five years in American oak casks before blending with Irish Single Malt whiskey to produce this original blend.
Country
Ireland
Colouring
Yes

Bushmills Original Reviews

35 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    8 March 2015

    Love it! For my money, I''d take it over Jameson anyday. The mouthfeel is creamy and full, with the taste comprising rich honey and citrus zest. Though not as smooth as Jameson, it''s pure comfort in a glass.

  • 5
    13 November 2014

    Wow! always a favourite of mine, value for money is fantastic, this and Teeling is neck and neck for taste/quality, it would be unfair to declare one a winner over the other.

  • 5
    8 September 2014

    The greatest whiskey in the world.

  • 5
    1 September 2014

    Far better than Jameson.

  • AGW 6 June 2014

    A very friendly whiskey, with a good, clean taste, and well-deserving of its good reputation. Nothing special, but good, honest whiskey.

  • Paddy, Edinburgh 20 January 2014

    Very nice, I found this a little more interesting than Jameson, it has a nice honey taste to it with a some green fruits and vinilla. Yes there are better blends out there but that doesn't mean this shouldn't be tried, if you like Irish whiskey give it go there's a good chance you'll like it.

  • Anonymous 23 December 2013

    It's a lovely sipping drink, that fills you with the Irish warmth of your ancestory!

  • Anonymous 17 December 2013

    I notice that all the bushmills whiskies are getting better and better; and that goes for the 10 yo malt and this white bush especially, in my humble opinion. My theory is that the blend is improving because of the malts in it improving, and cask selection etc getting right up there!

  • Rob, Harrogate 27 October 2013

    Goes well with rum and raisin ice cream.

  • The Colonel 24 March 2013

    A decent value blend and ideal for everyday sipping. I find the sweetness well balanced with a bit of spice and vanilla. It has grown on me and at this price it's the kind of drink you are happy to share with friends who wouldn't appreciate the finer bottles in your collection!

  • Juergen - Netherlands 24 December 2012

    Compared to Jameson, Bushmills is less spicy and less sweet. The latter is something I certainly prefer in a whiskey. Whereas Jameson has gotten more notes of unripe green fruits, Bushmills is a 'warmer' whiskey with more 'woody' influences (but it certainly does not taste like wood like some Bourbons of very old malts do). In all an excellent blend which has a permanent place on my cupboard shelves.

  • Mikko 1 December 2012

    This is a good one! I have tasted hundreds of scottish and japanese blends and single malts, but only a few irish whiskeys. Bushmills original is a very well crafted blended whiskey with pleasant fruity vanilla character and surprisingly long finish. On the other hand the complexity is reduced by strong vanilla and toffee influence.

  • Grant Melville, Falkirk 5 July 2012

    Delicious, fruity, understated. Reminds me of recent Black Bottle, a lighter touch, but still packing a punch. At the price, an excellent quality whiskey.

  • Anonymous 24 March 2012

    This is a quality whiskey. Compared to Jameson, it's less spicy/hot in the back of your throat. Makes for a great sipping whiskey. I've also found that this works extremely well when mixed with Coca Cola. Bushmills Original is a decent, cheap and classy Irish. What more can you really ask for?

  • MK 11 February 2012

    I love Bushmills. I have tried their entire range and even own a nice little bottle of their Millenium Malt, waiting for that special day when it's opened... But I have to say, their original is easily the least favorite whiskey I've ever had. It tastes too 'spirity' to me. In the same price range, I'd go for the Jameson I'm afraid.

  • Anonymous 12 January 2012

    really charming, substantial but simple (in a good way), fun, fruity, spicy and boisterous yet controlled, almost dry, tannic and low-key, as someone noted here...In short: a consistently worthwhile irish blended whiskey. A consistently worthwhile whiskey, period.

  • Juergen /Netherlands 18 December 2011

    At the heart of this whiskey lies Bushmill's famous pure malt whiskey, this whiskey is blended with a lighter Irish grain whiskey made at Midleton. To me this whiskey possesses a certain low-key, 'less is more' charm. Tastewise, Bushmills offers a nice honeyish, crispy malt taste but it's certainly not a heavy whiskey. This is easy-going stuff but neither bland nor boring. Since I'm more into lighter whiskeys, I like this one a lot.

  • Anonymous 11 September 2011

    Very clean, dry on the palate, has an almost disinfectant smell about it.But don't let that put you off. Bleach is 20 times cheaper, but not half as nice!

  • Craig at Rum 23 August 2011

    It?s nicely pleasant to the point of being banal, and struggles to find definition on the palate. It?s warming and spicy in the finish with no unpleasant lingering aftertaste. The overall result is a dangerously drinkable if somewhat forgettable whiskey.

  • Anonymous 13 July 2011

    when feeling rich go for the 10 yr old, when feeling like a lottery winner try the 21 yr old, but for the rest of us the Original is a lovely, lovely drink. Highly recommend.

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