Reviewed by Amanda Hayes
Are you still looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Then look no further than Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey. Distilled in Northern Ireland it gets its super smooth taste from being matured in traditional Oloroso sherry casks. This blended whiskey has a unique recipe containing a large amount of single malt giving it a rich deep taste.
Before you have even poured Black Bush it shouts out quality with its classic black, gold & white label on a rectangular shaped bottle. There is no cheap looking screw top for this whiskey it has a stopper more akin to a sherry cork and oozes class.
Advertised as best enjoyed neat or over ice I must admit to enjoying my whiskey with American ale so happily tried both with ice and my favourite mixer. The fruity flavoured whiskey is so smooth and intense that really ice was all it needed, it made a perfect nightcap. As a long drink the ginger ale complemented it well and made for a more easy drinking experience, both were excellent. For another night time tipple I found a simple cocktail recipe, the Creamy Bush which is made up of equal parts of Bailey’s® Irish cream & Bushmills® Irish whiskey, a lovely creamy taste with a kick.
Another favourite was Black & Red which is made up of 1 part Black Bush Irish whiskey, ½ part sweet vermouth, 2 dashes bitters and a maraschino cherry which I adore. The sweeter taste of this whiskey matches well with the vermouth and it’s a drink that most have at the back of their cupboard, I know I do.
For a perfectly priced but classically expensive looking Father’s Day gift you really can’t go wrong with Bushmills® Irish whiskey, your Father or the other special man in your life will have a gift that he won’t forget for a long time although I cannot promise that it will be hang around for that long!
For more information or to buy online visit www.bushmills.com.