Bushmills 2006 Marsala Cask
October 2020

Bushmills 2006 Marsala Cask

Bushmills 2006 Marsala Cask was the first release from our Heritage Casks series. Hotly sought after by collectors around the world, bottles have since gone under the hammer in Ireland for as high as €1560 (approx. AU$2,500).

Ireland

Colour Deep russet

Nose Raisins, cinnamon and fresh orange peel mixed with delicate toffee apple

Palate Smooth and richly honeyed with caramelised brown sugar, vanilla, almonds and spiced fruit

Finish Finishes strong and slightly dry with warming ginger and spiced pear

Food Match Shepherd's Pie

Overview

The history-making Bushmills 2006 Marsala Cask, made exclusively for Whisky Club Members, was the first release from Bushmills’ brand-new range of curated limited-edition single malts, The Causeway Collection.

Made by multi-award winning Master Blender Helen Mulholland, it was distilled in 2006 and matured in Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks, before finishing in fresh Marsala wine casks for enhanced complexity and sweetness. From first to last sip it’s a malt masterpiece, cut at Helen’s preferred 47.2% ABV, full bodied, velvety smooth and with all the goods…

Raisins, cinnamon and delicate toffee apple on the nose, a richly honeyed palate with caramelised brown sugar, vanilla, almonds and spiced fruit, and a strong, slightly dry finish with warming ginger and spiced pear.

In Helen’s own words: “With over 400 years of whiskey-making heritage, Bushmills has never compromised on quality to create its signature smooth taste and famous house style. The global launch of The Causeway Collection represents a bold new step for us, an exciting time to share rare cask finished editions”.

Needless to say, this never to be repeated World Exclusive was snapped up fast.

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THE SPECS

Price: $120.00

Age: 14 Years Old

ABV: 47.2%

Maturation: Matured in Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks then finished in Marsala casks.

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Old Bushmill Distillery's History

Whiskey making has long been an Irish tradition, with monks known to have been distilling it as far back as the 11th Century. In fact, Ireland is believed to be the birthplace of whisk(e)y itself, the name coming from the Irish word ‘uisce’, meaning water. The spirit was often referred to as ‘uisce-breatha’, or ‘water of life’ (the Scottish equivalent is uisge-beatha). So now you know.

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Distillery Facts

Region: Ireland

Origin: 2 Distillery Rd, Bushmills, County Antrim BT57 8XH, United Kingdom

Founded: 1608

Water Source: Saint Columb's Rill (a tributary of the River Bush)

Washbacks: Stainless Steel

Stills: Ten copper pot stills

Capacity: 4.5 million litres per annum

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