Casa Cuervos Bushmills Port Cask Reserve

Casa Cuervo's Bushmills Port Cask Reserve

Casa Cuervo's Bushmills Port Cask Reserve

Category - Spirits, whiskey, Irish, 40% abv

Available - From November

Location - Global Travel Retail

Price - RSP GBP99 (US$128)

Casa Cuervo is set to release the second expression in the Steamship Collection of its Bushmills Irish whiskey brand. Port Cask Reserve joins Sherry Cask Reserve, which was launched in February.

The latest expression was fully-matured in ruby Port pipes.

"We pride ourselves on understanding the different nuances that different barrels impart on our whiskey," said master blender Helen Mulholland. "Up to 80% of the character of whiskey comes from the cask, so I make it my mission to travel to Portugal to meet with the craftsmen and estate owners from Douro Valley.

"After a seasoning period of at least three years [the casks] are emptied and shipped back to Bushmills to be filled with our whiskey."

Casa Cuervo completed its purchase of Bushmills from Diageo early last year.

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