Many think that dark spirits including whiskey are primarily used in winter weather cocktails to thaw off winter chill. Well, we don’t completely disagree, but we shouldn’t limit any spirit regardless of season. After thinking about the whiskey’s mysterious notes and behavior, we started to rethink the typical approach to the beloved Irish liquor. Its diversity during the ageing process allows it to adapt to and complement many cocktail ingredients whether the sipper is for a beautiful spring evening or a night by the fire.
To show you how to redefine whiskey, we’ve found some great recipes which showcase its behavior in creative cocktails. We greatly enjoy Bushmills' five varieties of expertly distilled whiskey. Our favorites are: 10 Year Old Single Malt (distilled from 100 percent malted barley and matured for at least 10 years in bourbon season barrels) and 16 Year Old Single Malt (aged for 16 years, matured in port wine barrels giving a juicy fruits, nuts and spice, as well as a hint of ruby redness), as well as the exquisite 21 Year Old Single Malt (aged for a minimum of 19 years in former Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon-seasoned casks, then transferred into Madeira casks for a further 2 years). Thanks to Bushmills Irish whiskey, we’ve gleaned incredible recipes, perfect for you to enjoy all year long.
Before the 29th Cocktail
This cocktail incorporates Bushmills Black Bush malt whiskey which has rich fruity notes and deep intense flavor. It thoughtfully complements the blackberry syrup and gives great flavor to the bit of egg white used in the sipper.
The Burning Bush
As Cinco de Mayo approaches, this tipple is an out - of -the - box spin on pairing your tacos and nachos. You won’t even miss tequila when you try this jalapeño infused, sherry and whiskey laden drink.
The Irish Diplomat
With so many reports on the presidential campaigns these days, it can become overwhelming to keep all the facts straight. We recommend consulting the Irish Diplomat as you fact check the candidates. Its vanilla flavor mixed with Black Bush Irish Whiskey and Guinness will help your reasoning skills. (But, don’t have too much or you may confuse facts with faction.)