Bushmills Irish Whiskey
This is a blended Irish whiskey, which in the case of Bushmills means a mixture of triple-distilled Bushmills Irish single malt whiskey with column-still Irish grain whiskey. Unlike brands like Jameson and Powers which combine single pot-still whiskey with their grain, Bushmills uses single-malt. It’s not that simple, though. In a quest to extract the lightest possible spirit during malt distillation, the distillate is circulated through the series of stills several times – some of it much more than three times – with the excess from very narrow cuts being returned to the still again and again. The malt is then aged largely in first-fill ex-bourbon American oak barrels.