logo

My Handcrafted Opinions on Whiskies, Distilleries and Other Related Stuff

Bushmills Sherry Cask Reserve

This "No Age Statement" (NAS) expression is part of a new Bushmills travel retail line called The Steamship Collection and is bottled at 40% ABV.  A little online research indicates that so far this launch has been almost as successful as the Titanic (also made in Northern Ireland as it happens) in some quarters but as I have a soft spot for both Bushmills and sherry finished whiskies I  was keen to try it.  The nose has foam banana sweets (I often get some banana in Bushmills) and lots of vanilla.  The taste is sweet, with thin a mouthfeel, and lots of caramel, toffee, sherry notes and tannins.  The finish has a wet burnt wood (damp campfire), more tannin than smoke, and some grainy spirit notes.   With water it gets even sweeter with brown sugar and oaky bitterness and at end of day water doesn't help much.  Overall this is approachable, drinkable and with no major flaws (except maybe the finish) but the Black Bush is probably a better product.

Additional Info

  • Country of Origin: Ireland
  • Type: Blend
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

Search Whiskies

Filter Whiskies


Deprecated: Non-static method modK2FilterHelper::extractExtraFields() should not be called statically in /home/somanywh/public_html/modules/mod_k2_filter/mod_k2_filter.php on line 94

Deprecated: Non-static method modK2FilterHelper::pull() should not be called statically in /home/somanywh/public_html/modules/mod_k2_filter/mod_k2_filter.php on line 94

Deprecated: Non-static method modK2FilterHelper::extractExtraFields() should not be called statically in /home/somanywh/public_html/modules/mod_k2_filter/mod_k2_filter.php on line 94

Deprecated: Non-static method modK2FilterHelper::pull() should not be called statically in /home/somanywh/public_html/modules/mod_k2_filter/mod_k2_filter.php on line 94

Deprecated: Non-static method modK2FilterHelper::extractExtraFields() should not be called statically in /home/somanywh/public_html/modules/mod_k2_filter/mod_k2_filter.php on line 94

Deprecated: Non-static method modK2FilterHelper::pull() should not be called statically in /home/somanywh/public_html/modules/mod_k2_filter/mod_k2_filter.php on line 94

Deprecated: Non-static method modK2FilterHelper::extractExtraFields() should not be called statically in /home/somanywh/public_html/modules/mod_k2_filter/mod_k2_filter.php on line 94

Deprecated: Non-static method modK2FilterHelper::pull() should not be called statically in /home/somanywh/public_html/modules/mod_k2_filter/mod_k2_filter.php on line 94

Deprecated: Non-static method modK2FilterHelper::pull() should not be called statically in /home/somanywh/public_html/modules/mod_k2_filter/mod_k2_filter.php on line 105

Deprecated: Non-static method modK2FilterHelper::pull() should not be called statically in /home/somanywh/public_html/modules/mod_k2_filter/mod_k2_filter.php on line 105

Deprecated: Non-static method modK2FilterHelper::pull() should not be called statically in /home/somanywh/public_html/modules/mod_k2_filter/mod_k2_filter.php on line 105

Deprecated: Non-static method modK2FilterHelper::pull() should not be called statically in /home/somanywh/public_html/modules/mod_k2_filter/mod_k2_filter.php on line 105

Search by one or many of the following criteria:

Country of Origin

Type

In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die'



Uncheck

In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die'



Uncheck

Follow Me on Twitter!

reset-form-btn