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Bushmills release a Global Travel Retail exclusive for Dubai Duty Free


Bushmills oldest release to date, a 44 Year Old Single Malt created exclusively for Dubai Duty Free in celebration of its 40th anniversary, will be available from 11th December. Aged solely in Oloroso Sherry Casks, just 40 bottles of this limited release will be available. Bottled at 48% ABV and priced at $12,000.


Press release

Bushmills, the pioneers of Irish single malt whiskey, proudly introduce their latest masterpiece:  Bushmills 44 Year Old Single Malt. This expression marks a momentous milestone as the oldest ever single malt released by The Old Bushmills Distillery, the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery.

Reflecting the shared commitment to excellence between The Old Bushmills Distillery and Dubai Duty Free on its 40th anniversary, this extremely limited edition of only 40 bottles will be available exclusively for purchase from Dubai Duty Free.


Alex Thomas unveils their oldest ever release


With immense pride, Master Blender, Alex Thomas says,

“to be Master Blender is a profound honour but to be the Master Blender to release such an exquisite and rare 44YO Single Malt for Bushmills is what dreams are made of”.


The 44YO single malt truly epitomises Bushmills passion for ‘restless progress’ and the brand’s unwavering commitment to delight consumers with exceptional prestige single malts aged in the rarest hand-selected casks from across the world.

Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin said,

“We are delighted that Bushmills has chosen to be a part of our 40th anniversary celebration with the exclusive release of Bushmills 44-year-old single malt whiskey, with only 40 bottles made available in Dubai Duty Free. This is a testament to the strong partnership we share with Proximo in bringing unique and exceptional-quality products that are both exclusive and limited-edition to our customers.”


For generations, the Antonio Paez Lobato Cooperage has crafted sherry casks, ensuring a consistent wood quality and perfect oloroso sherry seasoning. Alex Thomas passionately adds,

“The craftmanship and quality of the casks from Antonio Paez Lobato Cooperage, and the dedication to perfection of Bushmills spirit, have stood the test of time in the maturation of this outstanding single malt through over four decades resulting in an outstanding union of oak, sherry and spirit to create a once in a lifetime delight for the senses”.


This whiskey boasts an extraordinary depth of flavour. Alex says,

“As the cask breathes in and out, the spirit draws out the wonderful mild oak notes, the seasoning and tannins of the wood, gradually taking on its colour and flavour rich with the Oloroso sherry previously stored in the cask”


This exquisite Irish single malt is now ready to make history as the oldest ever Bushmills expression to be released.

On the nose, elegant aromas of rich dried fruit mingle with honeyed malt and warm spice to delight the senses. As the sensory journey unfolds, indulgent notes of decadent caramel and deep, velvety chocolate emerge, accompanied by the subtle allure of liquorice and a delicate hint of cinnamon. These luxurious flavours are carefully complemented by flavours of plump plums, succulent cherries, sweet raisins, and luscious figs followed by hints of toasted almond and walnuts.

Bushmills 44 Year Old single malt embodies all that is unique about Bushmills and its dedication to ‘unrushed perfection’. It is bottled at 48% ABV and priced at $12,000 for 700ml, available from 11th December exclusively for Dubai Duty Free.


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