Bushmills The Causeway Collection 2011 Sauternes Cask
The 2011 Sauternes Cask is a limited edition rare cask finished, cask strength (56.3% ABV) and non-chill-filtered Irish single malt. It represents 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 rareSauternes wine casks. The French casks that have housed this sweet white wine from the Sauternais region of Bordeaux bring an abundance of delicate summer fruit flavours and fresh grapes. And where others might recask their whiskey for just six months or so, they’ve added deeper waves of flavour by finishing it in Sauternes wine casks for an unprecedented 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.