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The Black Fashioned: A New Twist on a Classic Cocktail

Imported from the Emerald Isle, Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey sets a new standard for the Old Fashioned.

The Bushmills Black Fashioned Irish Whiskey Cocktail
The Bushmills Black Fashioned Irish Whiskey Cocktail

Bushmills Black Fashioned Irish Whiskey Cocktail Recipe

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For a modern classic cocktail recipe, try the Black Fashioned crafted with Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey instead of the traditional Old Fashioned. Bushmills Black Bush combines an exceptionally high amount of malt whiskey married with a lighter grain whiskey and then matured in former Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks. This unique recipe means Black Bush has rich, fruity notes and a deep intense character, balanced by an incredibly exceptional smoothness. It’s best enjoyed neat, over ice, or in classic cocktails.

Try crafting this new twist on an old classic this new year with the Black Fashioned cocktail recipe from our friends at Whiskies of the Word.


Two parts BLACK BUSH
1/4 part agave syrup
Few dashes of orange bitters
Orange rind and dark cherry

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Pour ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice. Add a dash of orange bitters and a dash of agave. Stir until fully incorporated—strain into a rocks glass with large ice cubes. Garnish with orange rind and a cherry.

Bushmills Black Bush

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Right from the pour, you’ll notice the dark coloring ‚ a result of maturing for up to 8 years in Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks and sweet Bourbon barrels. The taste of this 80% Malt Whiskey floats across the tongue to deliver dark‚ velvety, fruity notes right through to the long finish.

The Bushmills name comes from the mills that made the barley and the River Bush, which remains the water source to cut our whiskey to proof today. Bushmills is the oldest licensed distillery in Ireland, with a history that dates back to 1608 when King James I granted a license to Sir Thomas Phillips to distill whiskey in the River Bush area in County Antrim in what is today Northern Ireland.

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Enjoy, and please drink responsibly.

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