By Natalie Burg
Those with refined palates may look to Ireland’s North Coast for inspiration, where a chapter of whiskey history that began in 1608 lives on. There, the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distiller has been producing single malts—a whiskey made at a single distillery using 100% malted barley—since before the term “single malt” was coined. This single malt preceded bourbon. It preceded rye. Bushmills, set along the River Bush, was making whiskey 167 years before Scotland’s first distillery.
At Bushmills, tradition means distinction. Whereas in Scotland, single malts are double distilled and malted barley is dried with peat fires for an aggressive, smoky whiskey, in Ireland, Bushmills triple distills and never peats—100% of its malted barley is dried in fresh, filtered air. The result is a smoother, pure malt spirit.
Bushmills invites whiskey lovers to discover the unique, award-winning style of the following four traditional Irish whiskeys. From suggested serves to gift ideas, welcome to your new holiday tradition.
Bushmills® Irish Whiskey. 40% Alc./Vol. (80 proof). Trademarks owned by “Old Bushmills” Distillery Company Limited. ©2021 Proximo, Jersey City, NJ. Please drink responsibly.