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Bushmills Prohibition Recipe Irish Whiskey Review

By Josh Peters @TheWhiskeyJug

Bushmills Prohibition Recipe Irish Whiskey, aka the Peaky Blinders Bushmill, was released specifically for the last season of the show. The bottle is a blue-tinted throw back, the label has a vintage design, but the whiskey… the whiskey is something kind of new.

Bushmills Prohibition Recipe Irish Whiskey Review

The whiskey in the bottle is essentially Bushmills White, with the oldest whisky in it being 5-years-old, but it’s delivered at 46%, instead of 40%. Oh, and it’s non chill-filtered… and what a difference that 6% and NCF makes. Not just on the flavor and aroma, but on the texture which combines to create an experience that is a significant step above the usual white label.

Now, let’s get to drinkin’!


Bushmills Prohibition Recipe Irish Whiskey – Details and Tasting Notes

Whiskey Details

Non-Chill Filtered | Natural Color

Style: Blended (Irish)
Region: Ireland
Distiller: Bushmills

Blend: Irish Single Malt + Irish Grain Whiskey
Cask: ex-Bourbon
Age: 3+ years (3, 4 and 5-year-old whiskey)
ABV: 46%

Batch: 01

Bushmills Prohibition Recipe Irish Whiskey Price: $30*

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White background tasting shot with the Bushmills Prohibition Recipe Irish Whiskey bottle and a glass of whiskey next to it.
“Bushmills Prohibition Recipe is high-proof, non-chill filtered and aged in ex-bourbon casks.” – Bushmills

Bushmills Prohibition Recipe Irish Whiskey Tasting Notes

EYE
Golden hay

NOSE
Banana malt, hay, dried orchard fruit, vanilla, honey and a touch of oak.

It smells quite nice. It’s not complex, but what’s there is warm, deep and buttery.

PALATE
Honied orchard fruit, banana chips, hay-like malt, Cornpops, vanilla and caramel with a slightly metallic hint.

Again, not complex, but what’s there is buttery and warm.

FINISH
Med-long -> Honey, dried fruit, malt, vanilla, and orange candy.

BALANCE, BODY and FEEL
Well-balanced, medium body and a soft buttery feel.


Bushmills Prohibition Recipe Irish Whiskey – Overall Thoughts and Score

This is not a complex, big, bold, whiskey… but it is buttery, round and delightful. And comparing it to the standard Bushmills white definitely shows what whiskey nerd fans have been saying for years. Bushmills is good, but non chill-filtered Bushmills bottled at least at 46% would be even better… significantly better.

I know the Bushmills Prohibition Recipe Irish Whiskey is a one-off for the Peaky Blinders TV series, but they should just make this their standard and give the Bushmills 10, 12, 16 and the oh-so-lovely Bushmills 21 the exact same treatment. C’mon Bushmills, it’s what your fans want. Not just to taste your whiskey, but to experience it in all of its oily, buttery, malty, glory.

SCORE: 3/5 (above average, worth checking out ~ B- | 80-82)

*Disclosure: The bottle for this Irish Whiskey review was graciously sent to me by the company without obligation. The views, opinions, and tasting notes are 100% my own.

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