Color : Bright gold Nose: Delicate, complex
Nose : At first nose, scents of vanilla are accompanied by heady flowers (lilies, broom, mimosa), aromatic plants (sage, vervain) and exotic fruits (passion fruit, banana, pineapple) of great purity of expression. Upon aeration, sweet and strong spices (cinnamon, black pepper, ginger) delicately settle on the surface of the aromatic palette. Then, new fruits appear, including candied lemons, mangoes or white currants.
Palate : Dynamic, refined. Very different from the nose, the attack on the palate provides the pleasant sensation of chewing a stick of licorice. In the mid-palate, the white currants perceived earlier release a freshly acidulated juice. In continuity, marshmallow flavors intertwine with very intense floral flavors (violet, lavender). At the end of the palate, grains of malted barley literally roll around the edges of the palate.
Finish : Long, balanced. Remarkably airy, the beginning of the finish further transcends the exotic, floral and spicy character of the aromatic and gustatory palette. Then, infusions of plants (chamomile, rosemary) permeate every papilla. Intimately linked to each other, the very end of the palate and the retro-olfaction are covered by a thin layer of salted butter caramel, revealing a new facet of this extremely complex Bushmills.