Food & Drink

Bushmills reveals two new 'World Wood' malts, aged 15 and 21 years

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has today announced the launch of two rare, single malt Irish whiskeys as part of the brand’s new ‘World Wood’ series created exclusively for global travel retail.

The first two expressions – a 15 Year Old and a 21 Year Old single malt – will be available this month only from duty free stores, with Dublin Airport the only outlet on the island of Ireland. Otherwise, they will be available in the Asia Pacific region; both are bottled at 46% abv.

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This new series is spearheaded by Bushmills Master Blender, Alex Thomas, who commented: “We search the four corners of the world to find exactly the right cask to bring back to our corner to Northern Ireland – Jerez in Spain, Kentucky in USA, and Marsala in Sicily”.

The 15YO single malt is a combination of 15YO ex-bourbon first- and second-fill American oak casks that beautifully showcases and elevates the floral and fruity Bushmills character. First-fill barrels offer bold, bourbon flavours with layers of soft vanilla and sweeter notes, while the second-fill adds more of the distinct Bushmills character and the natural flavours from the American oak.

The 21YO single malt is aged in bourbon barrels and oloroso sherry butts for a minimum of 18 years before finishing in rare, first-fill Marsala wine casks from Sicily for three years. Each of these hand-selected barriques has been seasoned with Marsala Fine Ambra Semisecco DOC, then lightly toasted to deliver lighter, fruitier notes to the maturing whiskey, perfectly complementing the Bushmills floral and fruity house style.

Bushmills 15 Year Old single malt is priced at $90 for 700ml while Bushmills 21 Year Old single malt will cost $265 for 700ml.