Bushmills 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

$64.99

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Size750mL Proof80 (40% ABV)
After spending at least 11 years in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks, this expression is finished in Marsala wine casks for 6 to 9 months, resulting in a soft, smooth, and nuanced dram.

This product is available in: CT, FL, NY, OK, TX Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.

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Note:  Once an order has been safely & successfully delivered, we do not accept returns due to change of heart or taste. Due to state regulations, we cannot accept the return of alcohol purchased by a customer in error.

About Bushmills 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

The history of Bushmills is a storied one, steeped in history. In 1608, King James I of England granted Sir Thomas Phillips — the governor of Bushmills, County Antrim in Northern Ireland — a license to distill on his territory. Even in those early years, before the Old Bushmills Distillery Company was officially established (Hugh Anderson did so in 1784, and registered the first-ever trademark for the pot still), historical accounts show that a great quantity of whiskey was produced there. And though several events — including a disastrous fire in 1885, as well as World War II — halted production at the Old Bushmills Distillery, the distillery determinedly fought on. Bushmills remains an icon in Irish Whiskey, its picturesque facilities a popular tourist destination.

The United States was a very important market for Bushmills (as well as other Irish Whiskey producers) in the 20th century. In 1920 when Prohibition hit, the Irish Whiskey industry suffered a massive blow that Bushmills managed to survive. This was due in part to Wilson Boyd — Bushmills’ director at the time — who (predicting the end of Prohibition) made the insightful decision to rack up large stores of whiskey, readying them for export.

The Bushmills 12 Year Old is a single malt whiskey that is triple distilled from 100% malted barley. After spending at least 11 years in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks, the expression is finished for 6 to 9 months in Marsala wine casks. The 3 types of casks combine into a wonderfully nuanced 40-proof expression with rich notes of dried fruit, sweet spice, and nuttiness. It's an approachable dram as well, with Bushmills' signature softness and sweetness.

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About Bushmills

In the words of Master Distiller Colum Egan, the world’s oldest licensed whiskey is not good because it’s old, but rather it’s the other way around. Granted the royal license to distill in 1608, Bushmills is located in the village of Bushmills on the north coast of Ireland. Embedded in the lives of the locals who work side by side in this legendary distillery, the water is sourced from the River Bush that flows through the village.

More than 400 years later, Bushmills is still delighting its loyal fans with new offerings. The distillery weathered everything from a disastrous fire, the Prohibition and devastating grain taxes because of its uncompromising commitment to quality – even when other Irish whiskeys were forever changed due to a tax on barley, this legendary distillery continued distilling single malt whiskey in the traditional way, never substituting barley for corn or other inferior grains. Among its endless accolades, the distillery boasts the only Gold Medal for whiskey ever to be awarded at the Paris 1889 Expo.

About Irish Whiskey

Contrary to popular belief that Scots invented whisk(e)y, Irish whiskey was mentioned almost a century before its Scottish brother.


Its origin comes from the perfume distilling monks who decided to tweak the recipe a bit, creating Irish whiskey.


Irish whiskey doesn’t have a lot of rules and regulations to be considered “pure” and can be made with various grains and processes, as long as it is aged for at least three years in wooden casks and has a max ABV of 94.8%.


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Rich aromas of dried fruit, spice, and candied apple greet the nose. The palate is creamy and sweet with honey, fruit, caramel, spice, and a nutty maltiness. The finish is drying with notes of warm ginger and pear lingering pleasantly.
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