Irish whiskey brand Bushmills is releasing its oldest-ever single malt expression exclusively at Heathrow Airport with World Duty Free.
Bushmills 33 Year Old Port Cask is the tenth and final instalment in the brand’s cask-focused Causeway Collection, which references the Giant’s Causeway natural phenomenon close to the distillery.
Just 690 bottles of the Port cask-finished, cask-strength, non-chill-filtered expression will be available from 1 March, priced at £1,245/US$1,500. It will be stocked by World Duty Free’s specialist World of Whiskies stores at Heathrow, as well as in its main shops.
Filled on 19 April 1989, the rare bottling offers tasting notes of blackcurrants and blackberries.
“We are really excited to be able to offer to our customers at Heathrow airport such a rare and highly sought after product,” said Paul Martin, Dufry Category Manager for Liquor in the UK.
“We know that in travel retail customers are always looking for something a bit different or unique and this most definitely ticks that box. We expect it to be a great success.”
Alex Thomas, Bushmills Master Blender, added: “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.
“We are proud to build on the growing legacy of The Causeway Collection and excited to share our 33 Year Old Port Cask with whiskey fans travelling through Heathrow from all corners of the globe.”
Bushmills launched a 30 year old previous edition of its Causeway Collection in Dublin and Cork with ARI in late 2020.