Bushmills 44-Year-Old Launched In Time For Christmas

By Robert McHugh
Bushmills 44-Year-Old Launched In Time For Christmas

Bushmills whiskey has announced the launch of Bushmills 44-Year-Old, the oldest and rarest expression ever to be released from the Old Bushmills Distillery, with only 40 bottles available.

The rare expression was matured for over four decades before its release on 11 December, exclusively for Dubai Duty-Free, in celebration of its 40th anniversary.

Oloroso Sherry Casks

Distilled in 1978, the liquid has been aged solely in oloroso sherry casks, which have imparted ‘exceptionally rich aromas and an exquisitely complex profile’.

For generations, the Antonio Páez Lobato Cooperage has crafted sherry casks, ensuring a consistent wood quality and oloroso sherry seasoning.

‘Delight For The Senses’

“The craftmanship and quality of the casks from Antonio Páez Lobato Cooperage, and the dedication to perfection of Bushmills spirit, have stood the test of time in the maturation of this outstanding single malt through over four decades, resulting in an outstanding union of oak, sherry and spirit, to create a once-in-a-lifetime delight for the senses,” said Alex Thomas, master blender.


Bushmills 44-Year-Old is bottled at 48% ABV and priced at $12,000 (€11,139) for 700ml.

Strong Partnership

“We are delighted that Bushmills has chosen to be a part of our 40th-anniversary celebration with the exclusive release of Bushmills’ 44-year-old single-malt whiskey, with only 40 bottles made available in Dubai Duty-Free,” said Colm McLoughlin, Dubai Duty-Free executive vice-chairman and CEO.

“This is a testament to the strong partnership we share with Proximo [Spirits, Inc.] in bringing unique and exceptional-quality products that are both exclusive and limited edition to our customers.”