Bushmills 1608
Added on Monday, Jun 1, 2009 at 09:57 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Irish
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Blend
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Ireland
  Price: $90 Availability: Better Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Okay, I've drank enough 1608 now to feel confident rendering this opinion: whah?  It's good stuff, don't get me wrong -- I love the nose, very malty, full of toffee and caramel, and dried apples.  And the malt explosion on the palate (as in, malted milk galore) is something I love.  Yet this is quite like the 16-year (which I love)... with much more heat than should be present for 46%.  It's especially notable in the medium-length finish.  I'm not sure I quite get what the distillers were going for here.  It's decent, but I'd say get the 16 instead.  And if you're gonna spend around this much money, spend a little more on some Midleton's.  I'm not meaning to trash the 1608, I'm just saying there are better alternatives.  B/B- 
Very light and crisp with vanillas.  Very spirity and grainy.  I can almost always find something better to drink but if this was the only option, I would not protest....too much. 
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