The ground-breaking Causeway Collection is a selection of extremely rare and unique cask finished Irish single malt whiskeys from The Old Bushmills Distillery – the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery.
This year’s collection features twelve new releases to be launched worldwide across 8 markets, namely the UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Nordics and the Global Travel Retail channel.
Each whiskey in the series stands with the best of Irish single malt, a giant in its own right. The 2021 collection includes a number of firsts for Bushmills, a 2011 Sauternes cask finish, a 10 Year Old Cuvéecask finish and a 2008 Jupille cask finish, as well as a 32 Year Old Portcask, one of the oldest expressions ever released from The Old Bushmills Distillery.
A stone’s throw from the distillery, the Giant’s Causeway has been a source of inspiration to Bushmills’ master distillers for centuries. An elemental and enigmatic place of wonder, legend and geology, it extraordinary hexagonal basalt columns, shaped over millennia, form a unique interlocking series of steps found nowhere else in the world.Like the columns, Bushmills Causeway Collection is forged in salt-laden air and mineral-rich water. It is the legacy of giants before and giants to come, with each layer building on the last.
Colum Egan, Bushmills Master Distiller, said: “All the whiskeys used in The Causeway Collection have been expertly created and cared for bycraftsmen steeped in a unique whiskey-making tradition passed from generation to generation for more than 400 years here at The Old Bushmills Distillery.
“The Causeway Collection celebrates our extremely rare and unique cask finishes, our passion for single malts and honours our rich heritage.It’s a privilege to work with such rare liquid,these special cask-finished whiskeys really are our greatest treasures. We were delighted with how the Bushmills Causeway Collection was received globally in 2020, with some even selling out in minutes – and we can’t wait to share this year’s Collection with the world.”
The Bushmills 2021 Causeway Collection references vary in age from 9 to 32 years old, are all non-chill filtered and are priced from€55 to €950 RRP.