The Whisky List nabs limited release from Bushmills

November 19, 2021
By Ioni Doherty


Bushmills Irish Whiskey new limited release single malt whiskey is now available via The Whisky List.

Bottled exclusively for Australia, the limited release 2008 Douro Cask Finish (13-year-old) is one of the key Single Malt whiskeys featured within The Causeway Collection. 

Bushmills is the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world. The Whisky List’s Oliver Maruda says, ” We love the history, the passionate people like Master Distiller Colum Egan who make the whiskey but most of all, it’s the flavour. It’s big, bold, juicy Irish whiskey which is just so drinkable. Bushmills also control the entire process from grain-to-glass combined with small batch production means quality is always at the forefront of every release.” 

Maturing in olrosso and bourbon casks for almost eight years before finishing in Douro wine casks for an unprecedented five years, the classic red wine notes from this Portuguese cask brings bold aromas of dark luscious berries and ripe plums. The beautiful colour of this single malt whiskey perfectly reflects its taste, with a sensational combination of dark berries and ripe plum sweetness before a final twist of black pepper. 

Each of The Causeway Collections are unique in their own right, highlighting the innovation at Bushmills and dedication to taking all your senses on a flavour journey.

Mr Maruda says, “We at The Whisky List are huge fans of these ultra-rare, cask-strength single malts that make up the theme of the Causeway releases, with each focusing on different flavour profile unique to the cask it was finished in. This release showcases the amazing wine regions of Portugal and how using unconventional varietals can bring about a new array of flavours to an established whisky flavour profile. Even with a high ABV of 56.6%, this whiskey is crafted incredibly well, balance between cask and spirit, no alcohol burn and nice long finish. We love it!”

Representing the next bold step for Bushmills, the 2008 Douro Cask Finish is a sensational whiskey that stands with the best of Irish single malt, a giant in its own right. 

Available exclusively via The Whisky List, new members will receive a $15 discount for the Bushmills Douro Cask 13YO bottle. RRP: $190. The Whisky List Lover’s Price: $175

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