Bushmills Rum Cask #7122, 53.7%

Price: $200 Issue: Summer 2004 Reviewer: John Hansell

An interesting alternative to a traditional Irish whiskey (kind of reminds me of the rum-casked Springbanks and the Glenfiddich Havana Reserve). Flavors of toffee, light molasses and caramelized sugar throughout, with a hint of lime and spice. Chewy in texture, too. There's a nice interplay between the sweet rum notes and the dry oak spices, with the oak emerging the victor on the finish.