The Bushmills 16 Year Old is a marriage of single malts matured for at least 16 years in hand-selected Oloroso sherry butts and bourbon barrels. Our Master Blender, insists our single malts spend as long as they need in oak. “Unrushed perfection” is how we put it. When we decide the whiskey is ready, we finish the married single malts in port pipes for up to a year. This triple casking transforms the colour to a beautiful ruby red and adds layers of juicy sun-ripened dark fruit and berries, complex almond nuttiness and a treacly vanilla spice.