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Bushmills and the Whisky Club unveil the 2012 Burgundy Cask

2012 Burgundy Cask

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has announced the highly anticipated release of a limited edition 2012 Burgundy Cask exclusively for Australia, forming the heritage cask trilogy in its sell-out Bushmills Causeway Collection.

The latest release in its history-making series of rare single malts created exclusively for The Whisky Club is from the global 2022 Causeway Collection, the first to be unveiled by recently appointed Bushmills master blender, Alex Thomas.

Matured in oloroso sherry and bourbon casks at the Old Bushmills Distillery in Northern Ireland in 2012 before ageing in burgundy wine casks in 2018, the 2012 Burgundy Cask is fragrant with summer fruit aromas with notes of fresh raspberry, and a black cherry and vanilla finish. The liquid is an example of a unique cask-finished single malt from the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, The Old Bushmills Distillery.

“The Causeway Collection is a celebration of our passion for single malts and these special single malt whiskeys are our greatest treasures,” Thomas said.

“The 2012 Burgundy Cask is a sensational liquid, I honestly think that this is one of the best whiskeys that Bushmills have produced to date, and I can’t wait to share it with Australia’s biggest community of whiskey lovers!”

With a limited number of cases available, the Causeway Collection 2012 Burgundy Cask follows the 2020 release of a 2006 Marsala Cask, the first exclusive collaboration in Bushmills’ 400-plus year history of whiskey making, and the 2021 release of a 2011 Banyuls Cask, all crafted for The Whisky Club, Australia’s biggest community of whiskey lovers.

Launching globally in 2020, the Bushmills Causeway Collection has fast gained a cult fan base among whiskey lovers across Australia, bolstered by a partnership with The Whisky Club, the world’s largest whiskey community and subscription retailer that provides consumers direct access to exclusive limited editions from distilleries around the world.

Seamus Carroll, the Whisky Club’s buyer and ambassador said, “The whiskey world went nuts when we released the very first whiskey in The Causeway Collection. Each of the whiskeys in this series have been finished in rare, heritage wine casks seldom used in whiskey making. Needless to say, as the third release in the history-making trilogy, we’re anticipating strong demand and encourage those who want to get their hands on some to sign up quickly to ensure they don’t miss out.”

Over the past decade, the growth of premiumisation has continued at a steady pace with whiskey consumers increasingly opting for – or trading up to – a higher quality and price point product. This premiumisation has seen a growing demand for The Whisky Club, who partner directly with the world’s best distilleries to create whiskeys exclusively for members in Australia.

The 2022 Bushmills Causeway Collections 2012 Burgundy Cask will be shipped in early October.

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