Bushmills boosts its premium malts for 2018

Laura Foster

Laura Foster

23 April 2018

Colum Egan, master distiller at Bushmills
Colum Egan, master distiller at Bushmills

Irish whiskey is booming, premium whisk(e)y is exploding… and for Bushmills this means increasing production of its sought-after, limited-edition 16yo single malt by 100%.

The company revealed the increase in production in line with the announcement that the 2018 release of its 16yo and 21yo variants is available.

There’s going to be a tweak to the 21yo bottle too. ‘This year, each bottle of Bushmills' 21yo single malt will have the year of bottling and its own individual number referenced on the bottle, making it even more collectable to those who purchase it,’ declared Colum Egan, master distiller at Bushmills.

Both whiskeys are a mix of three different cask types, with the 16yo consisting of a blend of bourbon and oloroso casks, which are then vatted and married for nine months in port pipes; and the 21yo being a combination of bourbon and oloroso casks that are married and then aged for a further two years in Madeira casks.

Proximo Spirits, 020 7489 6410

Related articles

Spirits & Cocktails

Training boosts premium spirits sales by 17%

Staff that undergo spirits training can help boost premium sales by as much as 16.9%, according to a study by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

Beer & Cider

Asahi UK reveals its plans for 2018

Recognising the rapid evolution of the beer market and the changing demands of its consumers, Asahi UK revealed a lively set of plans for 2018 for the

Wine

Hallgarten boosts its Burgundy numbers

Big changes in Hallgarten’s Burgundy portfolio were announced this week, with the addition of a number of new producers to the range, and with a focus

Spirits & Cocktails

Amathus Drinks adds premium Barceló Imperial Onyx rum to its portfolio

Leading UK importer and distributor Amathus Drinks has added Imperial Onyx, one of Dominican distillery Barceló’s top labels, to its rum portfolio.Bar