How Does It Taste Like?
This is the oldest Bushmills whiskey I have tried in my life and in the last years I tasted stunning Bushmills like the old Black Bush, the 21 year old, 27 year old Cognac Cask.
The nose starts with sharp citrus notes. It has an intensity like essential oil at first which dissipates with time. Then you can easily feel the Cognac qualities like toasted oak, baking spices. It joins buttery notes with vanilla, pears, touch of flowers and nuts. A rich and layered nose!
The palate is a game changer! This whiskey might have one of the best palates I have tasted in 2020. In a sentence, it feels like you open a door and you find yourself in a fruit cocktail party. Mangos, peaches, nectarine, orange blossom, apricots, prunes, passion fruit ending with roasted nuts!
The finish is long and lingering, carrying the incredible palate and adding on more baking spices with vanilla ice cream!
Bushmills 28 Year Old Cognac Cask is a finely tailored whiskey! I can see Helen Mulholland designed the whiskey to touch different aspects of the long maturation process. I can see this one as a bottle in my collection even though the price is not low at all. There will be only 500 bottles of this beauty in the US and it will be sold for $500. You can find the link above.
I was also informed by the brand that 'whiskey lovers are also invited to join the selection process for next year's release in “The Rare Casks” series, with a never-before-tasted single malt whiskey collection available for members on Flaviar.com', but I haven't found any further information about that.