A few thirsty goats turn out for the launch of Red Bush
Mark, Jack, Alan and Emma from The Doyen
Sean Defoe and Gill Stedman
Matthew Thompson and David Kenny
Sean, Niamh, Justin, Rachel and Neil from Bull & Ram
Lyndsay Malone and David Young from Bootleggers
Joe Lindsay and Colum Egan
Nicholas Watters and David Scott from Revolucion de Cuba
Matthew, Daniel, Janean, Hannah and Chris from Northern Whig
Colum Egan and Chris Kane
Bushmills Irish Whiskey celebrated the launch of Bushmills Red Bush in Belfast on November 15 with an immersive tasting event at The Harp Bar followed by an after party at The Thirsty Goat.
Hosted by Joe Lindsay, the main event saw guests enjoy the signature Red & White serve alongside Red Bush-inspired burgers and live music from local duo, Hot Sausage & Mustard.
The highly anticipated release is the first new expression from The Old Bushmills Distillery for the domestic market in nearly five years.
During the tasting, guests were taken on a guided journey of Bushmills Red Bush by Master Distiller, Colum Egan. He described the influence the bourbon casks have on the whiskey during maturation and how the nuances of the first fill barrels deliver a sweet and smooth character. Colum helped guests draw out the aromas of toasted oak and enjoy the deep lingering caramel and vanilla notes.