Bushmills Irish Whiskey launched its festive and distinctly American Bushmills Red Bush with a vibrant and joyful taste test at The Pikey in West Hollywood.
Boy is it a doozy. Red Bush is a triple-distilled whiskey for a bourbon drinker, matured in American white oak bourbon barrels. Our northern-Irish born and bred sommelier highlighted the oak and vanilla notes. The whiskey had a sweet yet subtle balanced finish I really appreciated.
This whiskey comes just in time for St. Patrick’s Day: It’s made for celebrations. I know I’ll be raising a glass or three this weekend.
We tasted a broad sampling of Bushmills impressive portfolio, from Bushmills Original to the sherry-cask matured Black Bush. We even tried some competitors. Nothing stacked up with Bushmills signature triple-distilled taste.
The tasting ended and we reluctantly left the bar, buzzed and buzzing from the savory drinks we’d just downed.