Found on County Antrim's rugged coastline, the village of Bushmills is home to Ireland's oldest whiskey distillery. Official records stretch back to 1608, when the area was granted its license to distil. Over 400 years later whiskey is still being made in Bushmills, thanks to the experience and craft we've passed from generation.
We couldn't make our whiskey anywhere but here. Our water, drawn from the river Bush, flows over beds of basalt rock, the same rock that lends its unique character to another famous local attraction - the Giant's Causeway.
The casks selected for aging our whiskeys are also essential, so we keep close ties with cask-makers in Spain, Portugal and America. Once shipped to the Bushmills distillery the casks are filled and left to mature, working their magic to give our whiskey its enjoyable rich, mellow yet distinct flavour.
We mature Bushmills 10 year old single malt for at least 10 years in handmade bourbon and oloroso sherry casks.
This combination of woods makes this 10 year old smooth and approachable. Its honey, vanilla and chocolate notes are balanced by toasted wood, ripe fruit and a crisp, clean finish.