These references are part of the 2023 release – the fourth in the Causeway Collection – from the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery.
The two expressions are curated and selected by Bushmills’ master blender, Alex Thomas, and will feature nine rare cask-finished Irish single malts.
The 2010 Cognac Cask
Thomas has confirmed that both expressions are selected from Bushmills’ aged reserves and include the 2010 Cognac Cask and the 1999 New American Oak Cask.
The 2010 Cognac Cask is a limited-edition cask-strength, non-chill filtered single malt that has spent seven years maturing in oloroso sherry butts and bourbon barrels, before being finished in cognac casks from the Charente region in France for a further five years.
The 1999 New American Oak Cask
The second exclusive release for the Irish market is the 1999 New American Oak Cask.
This limited-edition cask-strength, non-chill filtered single malt has spent 23 years maturing in virgin American oak casks.
“The sensational whiskeys in the Causeway Collection deliver bold, untold waves of flavour that pay homage to the heritage and natural landscape of Bushmills,” said master blender, Jane Thomas.
“We are delighted to share these very special innovations for whiskey lovers throughout Ireland.”
The 2010 Cognac Cask and the 1999 New American Oak Cask will be available through specialist retailers and to purchase online across the island of Ireland from 9 November.
Only limited bottles of the 2010 Cognac Cask will be available, bottled at 53.8% ABV, non-chill filtered, and priced at €125/£115 for 700ml.
Additionally, only limited bottles of the 1999 New American Oak Cask will be available, bottled at 50.1% ABV, non-chill filtered, and priced at €450/£425 for 700ml.