Posted on 30 September 2020
This month, Bushmills Irish Whisky have partnered with The Whisky Club (Australia’s largest whisky subscription service) to reward whisky lovers with a limited-edition spirit. Never seen or sipped before outside the world’s oldest licensed distillery, the 2006 Marsala Cask is a super rare single malt to indulge in this spring.
Despite how exclusive this product may seem, this is the first time ever you will have access to Bushmills new single malt without having to leave your house. Members only of TWC will receive the 2006 Marsala Cask in the mail come October. Sign up is free and from here on in you will have access to global exclusives and tasting experiences like no other.
Bertie and Emily Ashbolt Cason are the powerhouse couple who co-founded this unique club just over six years ago. “Our vision is to bridge the gap between distillery and consumer, to give our members something special that you just can’t get anywhere else. Direct from the maker to the drinker”. I’ll cheers to that!
Here’s what you can expect from the 2006 Marsala Cask. Having been aged in a combination of oloroso sherry and bourbon casks before finishing in marsala casks for 12 years, then another 18 months in marsala casks, there is a lot of sweetness you can expect from that first sip. Think caramelised fruits and honey notes, as well as a unique spice imparted from the marsala casks themselves.
Helen Mulholland is the Master Blender at Bushmills Irish Whiskey, someone with a plethora of knowledge about single malts, age, maturation and tasting. “Whisky is a sensory journey of sight, smell, and taste. It is a spirit to be savoured, the colour of the liquid, the first aromas, and subtle flavours that come to the forefront with that first sip.” It’s time to elevate your at-home drinking experience and dabble in a delicious new dram.
Rather new to the world of whisky? No fear! Here are the top three things you need to know:
– There’s no right way to drink whisky, do what works for you! Whether this be neat, over ice, or in a cocktail
– Whichever glass drinking vessel you choose, should be one that promotes breathability. You want the drinking experience to be an amalgamation of taste and smell, so if the liquid is sitting to far from your nose you’ll be missing a few notes
– Age isn’t everything (neither is price or colour). Age refers to how long the spirit has been matured but doesn’t always lend itself to quality. There are some great non-age statement whiskies out there
It’s time to treat yourself/ your shelf. Sign up to The Whisky Club today to ensure you can get your hands on this limited-edition release from Bushmills.
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