Bushmills 21 Year Old
Madeira Finish

70cl / 40%
  • Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Bushmills 21 Year Old / Madeira Finish
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A mix of bourbon and sherry casks matured for 19 years before the last two years are spent finishing in ex-Madeira casks, this is the top of Bushmills' regular range.

21 Year Old
Cask Type
Madeira Finish

Allergen Information

This product may contain the following:
  • sulphur dioxide and sulphites at concentrations of more than 10mg/kg or 10mg/l


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Figs Figs
  • Grapefruit Grapefruit
  • Honey Honey
  • Sultana Sultana

Bushmills 21 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    • Nose:

      Caramelised toffee and dark chocolate.

    • Taste:

      Wow! Rich raisins and fruity notes that cling to the palate.

    • Finish:

      A burst of mint that ends in an intense liquorice finale.

  • Tasting Notes by Mark Gillespie, World Whiskies Awards 2012

    • Tropical fruits with mango and grapefruit notes, touch of coconut. Tart tropical fruits with grapefruit, papaya, and a touch of coconut. Honey and vanilla underneath with a hint of cinnamon.

  • Tasting Notes by Jonny McCormick, World Whiskies Awards 2012

    • A full fruity nose greets you: grape, sultana and stewed figs, cinnamon and dried ginger with hints of tobacco and espresso. Very smooth flavours with damsons, grapes, rich spices and leaves with hints of inky Malbec and black coffee.

27 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    14 July

    Always a big fan of Bushmills single malt, so when a bottle of the 21 year old showed up near me, I just had to try it. In a word – wow.

  • 5
    5 January

    My oldest son bought me this for my 50th birthday. This is undoubtedly the best gift I have ever received. Absolutely beautiful. The nicest thing I have ever drunk. Blows all the whiskies I have ever had clear out of the water. Thank you Matthew!

  • 5
    18 October 2018

    So good I only drink on the most special occasions, and then sparingly

  • 5
    10 October 2018

    I bought this Bushmills after sudying many whiskies. My brother is a serious whiskey drinker, so after talking to him at length as to what makes a great whiskey, I chose Bushmills 21 Year Old single malt for his 70th birthday. I also added a message engraved onto the bottle. My brother said it truly was a wonderful tasting whiskey and the I engraved message made it more special.

  • 5
    26 September 2018

    This is heaven. Add only a tiny bit of water and let for 20 minutes. You can smell the grapefruits and taste the honey. Stunning.

  • 5
    1 July 2018

    I bought one at the distillery and since then it’s been my favorite. I have never sipped anything as tasty and rich as this. For me it is the finest available in the world.

  • 5
    10 March 2018

    Superb The greatest of all Bushmills that are easily available. I just wish they would release some single cask whiskey, that is easier to get hold off than currently

  • 5
    25 September 2017

    Unbelievably complex but with the classic oily Bushmills finish. A great all round whiskey.

  • 5
    3 September 2017

    Well done Bushmills! Fabulous whisky. The best Bushmills by far in my opinion in all range they have. Is not comparable with american or scotch whisky or anything else, is simply different and as good as any good whisky from any part of the world (as happens also with "Single Pot Still" that is also different from anything else, and also so fantastic). I'm familiar with Madeira wine and I feel his influence together with the characteristic flavour of bushmill malt and other flavours that I not distinguish but reminds me something like fruits.

  • 2
    30 August 2017

    Not my thing to be honest...I have no doubt it is a great whiskey, it's just not my style. Huge mouthfeel, luxurious nose reminiscent of something more like a Green Spot, but the aftertaste reminded me of a blacksmith's workshop...dust, leather, a slight bit of sourness. Everyone else I was with loved it, so perhaps it's just me. But for the money, I'd take the 16.

  • 5
    10 August 2017

    The best i?ve ever drink.

  • 5
    26 July 2017

    Hubby only ever drinks bushmills whiskeys but this one surpasses them all!

  • 5
    6 April 2017

    The finest whiskey available on the planet.

  • 5
    18 March 2017

    One of the finest whiskeys in the world. Very much worth a try. The aging with Oloroso and Madiera casks gives a rich and complex flavor. Bushmills 21 is so good I had to go track down all of the types of spirits whose barrels are used to age it to see what makes it so tasty. Highly recommended!

  • 5
    2 January 2017

    Simply the best ,I have never tasted any as good as this

  • 5
    15 December 2016

    Love it! Send me a case.

  • 5
    20 July 2016

    One of the finest if not one of the best money can buy. Just enjoy

  • 5
    20 May 2016

    This is what a whiskey should be. Exceptional flavours, well worth the price.

  • 5
    5 February 2016

    I decided to buy this and honestly what a great choice.

  • patchman56 4 October 2013

    Really enjoyed the 16 year can really taste the wine influence --- will open the 21 year when Im in the right mood---just started my Irish collection only have eleven types so far also enjoy the Midleton Very rare my favorite tastes alot stronger than 40%--- don't want to open my Knappogue 36 year which I purchased over one year ago just don't want to be disappointed in it

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