EXCLUSIVELY RELEASED FOR THE ISLAND OF IRELAND
The 2008 Muscatel Cask is a limited edition of only 1454 bottles of rare cask finished, cask strength (56.4 ABV) non chill-filtered Irish single malt. It represents a bold new step for the world famous Bushmills Distillery, one that not only honours the giants and generations who have gone before but also the incomparable natural landscape in which its forged.
After maturing for almost eight years in oloroso sherry butts and bourbon barrels, Helen Mulholland, Master Blender at Bushmills Distillery finished the whiskey in rare muscatel casks. Permeated with wine made from the aromatic muscat grape, the oak imparts luscious ripe fruit notes and a deep sweetness. And were others might recask their whiskey for a short period of time Bushmills have added deeper waves of flavour by finishing their whiskey in the muscatel casks for an unprecedented four years.
A velvety smooth sweetness gives way to deeper summer fruit notes. scents of citrus lead to a finish bursting with sweet raisin. Its a sensational whiskey that stands with the best of Irish single malt, a giant in its own right.