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Bushmills Irish Whiskey unveils 27-year-old Bourbon cask finish single malt


Bushmills Irish Whiskey today announced the release of its 27-Year-Old Bourbon Cask from its 2021 Causeway Collection, the ground-breaking selection of extremely rare and unique cask finished Irish single malt whiskeys are from The Old Bushmills Distillery – the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery. Only 678 bottles of this latest release are available exclusively from The Irish Whiskey Collection at The Loop, Dublin and Cork airports.

Following the launch of The Causeway Collection to worldwide acclaim last year, Bushmills Irish Whiskey is making waves again with its new series of exclusive and elusive Causeway Collection releases for 2021.

The 27-Year-Old Bourbon Cask is a limited edition, cask strength (52.1% ABV) and non-chill filtered Irish single malt. This unparalleled single malt was distilled in 1994, maturing in third-fill bourbon barrels for six years. It was then re-casked into first-fill bourbon barrels from Kentucky, USA, where it spent an incredible 21 further years. The result is a unique straw gold whiskey, with key notes of crème brûlée, cinnamon spice & tropical fruits.

A stone’s throw from the distillery, the Giant’s Causeway has been a source of inspiration to Bushmills’ master distillers for centuries. An elemental and enigmatic place of wonder, legend and geology, its extraordinary hexagonal basalt columns, shaped over millennia, form a unique interlocking series of steps found nowhere else in the world. Like the columns, Bushmills Causeway Collection is forged in salt-laden air and mineral-rich water. It is the legacy of giants before and giants to come, with each layer building on the last.

Colum Egan, Bushmills Master Distiller, said:

“All the whiskeys used in The Causeway Collection have been expertly created and cared for by craftsmen steeped in a unique whiskey-making tradition passed from generation to generation for more than 400 years here at The Old Bushmills Distillery.

“This 27-Year-Old Bourbon Cask is a really special single malt. Maturing it for 21 years in first-fill bourbon barrels gives our single malt beautifully intense vanilla notes that evolve into creamy crème brûlée over time, complemented by gentle waves of cinnamon spice. It’s truly a sensational whiskey that stands with the best of Irish single malt, a giant in its own right.

The Causeway Collection celebrates our extremely rare and unique cask finishes, our passion for single malts and honours our rich heritage. It’s a privilege to work with such rare liquid, these special cask-finished whiskeys really are our greatest treasures.”


Roy Summers, Head of Global Travel Retail at PROXIMO, the global innovator of quality spirits, added:

“We are thrilled to announce the launch of the 27-Year-Old Bourbon Cask as a global travel retail exclusive at The Loop, Dublin and Cork Airports. The popularity of Irish whiskey continues to soar, and our focus is on providing exciting experiences for our customers and on giving travellers something they can’t find in their domestic markets.”


Ray Hernan, CEO, Aer Rianta International, said:

“I am delighted to give passengers the opportunity to purchase this extraordinary whiskey as they pass through our stores and online. At ARI, we are committed to innovation and ensuring that we are providing travellers with special, premium purchases they can only find at our airports. We are delighted to be once again collaborating with Bushmills to bring another innovative, first to market to ARI exclusively. I’m sure this very special 27-Year-Old Bourbon Cask will be a huge hit with our customers.”


The rare and limited 27-Year-Old Bourbon Cask is available now, exclusively from The Irish Whiskey Collection at The Loop, Dublin and Cork Airports and online at theloop.ie. Only 678 bottles of this single malt are available, bottled at cask strength (52.1% ABV), non-chill filtered and priced at RSP €650 DP for 700ml.

For more information about the new release and The Irish Whiskey Collection at The Loop Dublin and Cork Airports, please visit theloop.ie.

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