Bushmills Irish Whiskey Launches Luxurious Cognac Finished 15 Year Old Single Malt Exclusively For The Uk

Bushmills – the pioneers of single malt Irish whiskey – today announce a new 15 Year Old single malt, the first new addition to the UK core single malt range since 2001 

  • Aged in bourbon and finished in rare cognac casks, this legendary Irish single malt with an elegant French accent perfectly balances sweetness with floral fruitiness 
  • This standout expression launches in May, ahead of Father’s Day, at a time when Irish whiskey is outperforming the wider whisky category

Bushmills, County Antrim, 16th May 2024: Bushmills Irish Whiskey, from the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery, today announces the release of its ultra-premium 15 Year Old single malt. This unmistakably smooth, triple distilled new expression is exclusive to Great Britain and shoppable on Amazon initially from May, prior to its availability across several mainstream retailers. 


The exquisite 15 Year Old single malt has Bushmills’s distinctive floral and fruity signature style that’s been unchanged for centuries. However, unlike the brand’s traditionally sherry-inspired expressions, this decadent new offering has been matured in first and second-fill bourbon barrels for at least 14years, including a finish of up to twelve months in rare, aged cognac casks. 


This exceptional French cognac cask finish gives the whiskey a deliciously lighter profile. The liquid – bottled in vibrant gold packaging to match its lavish gold colour – offers hints of gentle toasted oak and soft spice on the nose, and warm vanilla with sensational caramelised pear richness on the palate.


Speaking of the story of this special expression, master blender Alex Thomas comments:“We’ve approached this 15 Year Old in a really experimental way, using whiskey aged only in bourbon barrels to give a wonderful vanilla sweetness. Then we’ve layered on complex fruity notes from the finest oak casks sourced from the ancient forests of central France and used to age rare cognac by a small family-run cognac maker.”


She goes on to explain: “For several years, the cognac soaks deep into the fine-grain of these luxurious casks before they’re ready to be emptied and sent to us at the Old Bushmills Distillery. It’s a lavish and really exciting process!” 


This new expression epitomises Bushmills’s thirst for the uncommon and unwavering commitment to never standing still – sentiments that have been at the heart of the brand since 1608, when its pursuit of perfection began. Bushmills continues to spearhead growth of the Irish single malt category with innovative new products that are deeply rooted in over 400 years of time-honoured craft.


Alex sums up this steadfast pride and passion:“I like to sample the whiskey every two months or so, just to make sure the softer vanilla notes from the bourbon casks aren’t overpowered. I’m lookinBushmills Launches 15-Year old Cognac Exclusively for the UK g for a harmony of sweetness and fruitiness. Only when it’s perfect do we bottle it!”  


Launching in the UK - at a time when Irish whiskey is outperforming the wider whisky category - this prestigious new 15 Year Old is expected to surprise and delight whiskey enthusiasts and curious newcomers alike. The innovative and beautifully complex new Irish single malt is bottled at 40% ABV and can be enjoyed neat or in a cocktail.  


A ‘must-have’ for Father’s Day gifting, it will be available for purchase across the UK via Amazon and House of Spirits from May 2024 priced at £49 for 700ml. 


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