Bushmills, County Antrim, Thursday 28th July 2022: Bushmills® Irish Whiskey has today revealed the highly anticipated 2022 releases from The Causeway Collection, its series of rare single malts from the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, The Old Bushmills Distillery.
The ground-breaking Causeway Collection is a unique selection of cask-finished and fully matured Irish single malt whiskeys from The Old Bushmills Distillery. This year’s collection, the third in the series, is the first to be unveiled by Bushmills Master Blender, Alex Thomas.
The 2022 Causeway Collection features 10 stunning new expressions launching worldwide in the coming months across seven global markets, namely Ireland, the UK, France, Germany, Australia, Poland and Travel Retail.
Each whiskey, carefully selected by Alex for release this year stands with the best of single malts, a giant in its own right. This third iteration includes a 33 Year Old Port, the oldest expression ever released from The Old Bushmills Distillery, as well as 25 and 30 year old Madeiras, an 11 Year Old Cognac and an 11 Year Old Banyuls
The collection also includes several exciting and innovative cask finishes, including a 2012 Pomerol, a 1997 Rum, a 12YO Tequila, a 2012 Burgundy and a 2002 Vermouth.
A stone’s throw from the distillery, the Giant’s Causeway has been a source of inspiration for generations of Bushmills’ Master Blenders. Like the columns of basalt rock, The Causeway Collection is forged in sea air and mineral-rich water. It is the legacy of giants before and giants to come, with each layer building on the last.
Alex Thomas, Bushmills Master Blender, said: “It is truly a privilege to work with such rare whiskeys in The Causeway Collection. They are the fruits of over 400 years of Bushmills whiskey-making tradition, each expertly created and nurtured over decades.”
“The Causeway Collection is a celebration of our passion for single malts, and these special whiskeys are our greatest treasures. At Bushmills, we continue to innovate and create new expressions to excite the whiskey community. This collection, which includes sensational liquids matured expertly over many years, is our gift to them. We are proud to build on the growing legacy of The Causeway Collection in 2022 and excited to share it with whiskey fans around the globe.”
The Bushmills 2022 Causeway Collection references vary in age from 9 to 33 years old, are all non-chill filtered and range in price from from €90 to €1200.