Bushmills Unveils 14-Year-Old Single Malt Finished in Rare Malaga Wine Casks

Introducing the latest addition to the Bushmills family, the Bushmills 14 Year Old, a single malt whiskey that ventures beyond the ordinary with its unique finishing in rare Malaga wine casks. Pioneered by Proximo Spirits, this exquisite offering enriches the brand’s distinguished portfolio, joining the ranks of the renowned 10-, 16-, and 21-year-old expressions, as well as the esteemed 25- and 30-year-olds unveiled last year.

Crafted with precision, the Bushmills 14 Year Old undergoes a meticulous aging process, spending a minimum of 14 years in first and second-fill Bourbon barrels before its distinctive finish in rare Malaga casks for up to 12 months. This innovative barrel switch imparts the whiskey with tantalizing flavors, characterized by exotic summer fruits and a medley of warm mellow spices, setting it apart from its predecessors.

The journey of flavor begins three days after the Malaga casks are emptied, as they embark on a swift voyage to the Old Bushmills Distillery nestled on Ireland’s picturesque north coast. This swift transition ensures the preservation of optimal freshness and fragrance, enhancing the whiskey’s sensory experience.

Alex Thomas, the master blender behind this groundbreaking creation, shares insights into the whiskey’s conception, stating, “I aimed to push boundaries and offer an exhilarating taste adventure for every palate. It stands out as a truly unique addition to our core range.” The fusion of Bourbon cask with Malaga wine bestows upon the whiskey a harmonious blend of ripe fruits intertwined with notes of honey, cinnamon, and milk chocolate, evoking sensations of warmth and sunshine.

Delving into its tasting profile, the Bushmills 14 Year Old captivates with aromas of sweet honey and mandarin, leading to a palate adorned with luscious summer fruits and hints of vanilla. The journey culminates in a long, crisp finish, evolving gracefully into a crescendo of warm spice, leaving a lasting impression on the senses.

This distinguished offering is priced at ¬£56 (US$70), boasting an ABV of 40%. Complementing this release is the recent unveiling of a 36-year-old whiskey, a testament to Bushmills’ commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and innovation. Notably, the brand achieved a significant milestone in 2022, surpassing one million case sales for the first time, solidifying its status as a revered icon in the world of whiskey.