Bushmills Malt 16 Years Old is a premium, rare single Irish malt whiskey. Unique Three Wood finishing adds elements of depth and flavor to the already clean, non-smoky taste of Bushmills Malt Irish Whiskey. This exceptional malt whiskey is matured in three different wood barrels for unparalleled taste and quality. The whiskey is first matured in American bourbon barrels and Spanish Oloroso sherry butts for at least 16 years. While lingering in the bourbon barrels and sherry butts, the spirit develops toasted wood, vanilla and sweet nutty flavors. The malt whiskey is then vatted and married for many months in large old port wine pipes. Here, a nice finishing touch of sweet wine character is acquired, and all of the flavor elements mature and mellow together.