District council mucks in for Salmon and Whiskey festival

The local authority which covers the town of Bushmills in Northern Ireland has volunteered to assist with the town’s Salmon and Whiskey Festival next month. Moyle District Council is to assist with marketing and advice for the festival, which also takes place on council-owned land, reports the Ballymoney Times. Although unable to provide personnel to […]

Bushmills picks up 32 awards over the year

The makers of Bushmills are celebrating after the Irish whiskey finished the awards season having collected 32 awards in the last year – with twelve of them in the last month. Among the recent gongs collected, the Diageo-owned brand added gold medals for the Bushmills 21 Year Old Single Malt from the 2012 International Wine […]

Diageo adds IWSC trophy to awards

Diageo’s Singleton of Glen Ord has picked up the Trophy for ‘Best Single Malt, 15 years and under’ at this year’s International Wine & Spirits Challenge.. The judges described the Singleton of Glen Ord 15 year old as: “Wonderfully complex and appealing. Warm and sensual, compiled with a basket of forest fruits and savoury delights. […]

Bushmills Salmon and Whiskey Festival this September

As well as hosting their first ever music festival in June, Diageo’s Bushmills Distillery is co-hosting the Bushmills Salmon and Whiskey Festival later this year. Due to take place 21-22 September, the new festival is intended to encourage tourism and investment in Bushmills, which is billing itself as the ‘Gateway to the Giant’s Causeway”. Tours […]

Drinks company launches apple flavoured whiskey

With the growing demand for flavoured whiskies in the USA, Irish whiskey firms seem to be getting in on the act. Bushmills have already released a honey flavoured variant and Babco Europe have now announced the release of their Mickey Finn Apple Whiskey Liquor. The drink – bottled at 35% abv – is a combination […]

Bushmills Live adds more acts

Bushmills has announced more acts added to the line up to Bushmills Live – the distillery’s first music festival in June. Joining Snow Patrol, Foy Vance, Iain Archer and even Elijah Wood on the decks will be Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Marcus Foster, The Staves, General Fiasco and David C Clements. According to the festival’s press […]

Elijah Wood added to Bushmills Live line-up

Bushmills Irish Whiskey have announced that the actor Elijah Wood, star of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will be performing a DJ set at their ‘Bushmills Live’ music festival in June. The actor, along with friend Zach Cowie, has DJ’d at Bushmills launch events in the past under the stage name Wooden Wisdom, but […]

Bushmills Single Malt named “Best in Class”

Diageo’s Bushmills Single Malt Irish Whiskey is celebrating a double result at a major competition in California. The Irish single malt picked up a Double Gold award at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, as well as being named Best in Class among the Irish whiskeys. Across their whisky range, Diageo picked up 14 medals: […]

Diageo whiskies take five trophies

Whiskies from global drinks giant Diageo picked up five of the Chairman’s Trophies on offer at the 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge in New York. Bushmills 16-year-old single malt Irish whiskey and Caol Ila 12-year-old both received scores of 97 (on a 100 point scale) while Buchanan’s Special Reserve 18-year-old scored 95, with each receiving an […]