The 2011 Sauternes Cask is a limited edition rare cask finished, cask strength (56.3% ABV) and non chill-filtered Irish single malt. It represents a bold new footstep for Bushmills, one that not only honours the giants and generations before us but also
the incomparable natural landscape in which it’s forged.
After maturing for over seven years in oloroso sherry butts and bourbon barrels, this exceptional whiskey was finished in rare Sauternes wine casks. The French casks that have housed this sweet white wine from the Sauternais region of Bordeaux bring an abundance of delicate summer fruit flavours and fresh grape. And where others might recask their whiskey for just six months or so, we’ve added deeper waves of flavour by finishing it in Sauternes wine casks for an unprecedented two years.
The years ripen those summer fruits with succulent peach and apricot flavours, and deepen the sweetness into a mouth-watering caramelised toffee apple with hints of spice and citrus.
It’s a sensational whiskey that stands with the best ofIrish single malt, a giant in its own right.
About Bushmills® Irish whiskey
Bushmills® Irish Whiskey is crafted with care and passion at the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, The Old Bushmills Distillery. Bushmills has more than 400 years of whiskey-making heritage, which has been passed down through generations. The brand’s award-winning triple distilled single malt whiskey is renowned for its signature smooth taste and famous house style.