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July 18, 2024

Bushmills launches its oldest 33-year-old single malt whiskey

Arushi Sakhuja
When it comes to the world of whiskey, the more aged the better.  Irish Whiskey brand, Bushmills — known for being the oldest licensed distillery — just released its most mature single malt whiskey yet. While it might not be as old as others that exist in the single malt whiskey world, it is the oldest release for the brand.
As part of the new 2022 iteration of the Causeway Collection –the highly anticipated collection is the third in the series to be unveiled by Bushmills master blender Alex Thomas, and it includes a 33-year-old matured single malt whiskey.
The limited-edition set of 10 cask-finished single malt whiskeys are a lineup of signature Bushmills blends. The distillery’s proximity to the Giant’s Causeway served as inspiration for this compilation of whiskeys and is born of the sea air and mineral-rich water.

 

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The 33-year-old whiskey was finished in a port cask, and all of the remaining whiskeys each have their own special secondary maturation. These include: 25 and 30-year-olds finished in Madeira casks, two 11-year-olds finished in cognac and Banyuls wine casks, a 12-year-old finished in tequila barrels, and several vintages including a 2012 Pomerol wine finish, 1997 rum finish, 2012 Burgundy wine finish and 2002 vermouth finish.
In an official statement, Alex Thomas, Bushmills’ master blender, said, “It’s truly a privilege to work with such rare whiskeys in The Causeway Collection. They are the fruits of over 400 years of Bushmills whiskey-making tradition, each expertly created and nurtured over decades. The Causeway Collection is a celebration of our passion for single malts, and these special whiskeys are our greatest treasures.”
Bushmills Causeway Collection 2022
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Resembling the traditional packaging of the Bushmills the single malt whiskey comes with special tags that highlight the age and maturity of the whiskey. With a deep caramel colour, it’s every whiskey connoisseur’s dream to get their hands on one of these limited-edition bottles.
This series of whiskeys range from $90 to $1,200 depending on the age of the bottles and is only available in six European markets and Australia and at global travel retail.
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