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2011 SAUTERNES CASK FINISH
ONLY LIMITED BOTTLES OF THE 2011 SAUTERNES CASK ARE AVAILABLE, EXCLUSIVELY RELEASED FOR THE ISLAND OF IRELAND.
UNDISTURBED FOR 2 YEARS
The 2011 Sauternes Cask is a limited edition rare cask finished, cask strength (56.3% ABV) and non chill-filtered Irish single malt that’s been distilled, matured, finished and bottled at the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery.
Just a stone’s throw from the distillery, the Giant’s Causeway has inspired us for centuries. Its extraordinary hexagonal columns form a series of steps, much like the expressions in this Collection. This 2011 single malt is 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 wine from the Sauternes region of Bordeaux bring an abundance of white grape and delicate summer fruit flavours. And where others might recask their whiskey for just six months or so, we’ve added deeper waves of flavour by finishing ours in Sauternes wine casks for a generous 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 of Irish single malt, a giant in its own right.
Only limited bottles of the 2011 Sauternes Cask are available. Exclusively released for the island of Ireland