Unveiling the Bushmills Hill Street Edition: A Tribute to Heritage and Craft

Step into the realm of whiskey history with the exclusive release of Bushmills Hill Street Edition, a rare and distinguished 36-Year-Old expression crafted exclusively for The Friend at Hand, Belfast. This remarkable release marks a milestone for The Old Bushmills Distillery in Europe, offering whisky connoisseurs a taste of unparalleled excellence.

Limited to just 208 bottles, the Bushmills Hill Street Edition is a testament to the enduring legacy of Bushmills Irish Whiskey and its deep-rooted connection to Belfast’s iconic whiskey shop and museum, The Friend at Hand. Exclusively matured in sherry wood, this extraordinary expression is drawn from a single hogshead cask, representing the last remaining stock of Bushmills Single Malt distilled in 1986.

A Tribute to Heritage: As a homage to Hill Street, the historic heart of Bushmills and the present-day home of The Friend at Hand, this exclusive bottling celebrates the rich tapestry of Belfast’s whiskey heritage. Once bustling with bonded warehouses and the rhythmic roll of Bushmills barrels, Hill Street echoes with the whispers of a spirited past, now immortalized in this prestigious release.

Crafted with Care: Epitomizing Bushmills’ commitment to excellence, the Hill Street Edition embodies the brand’s ethos of ‘unrushed perfection.’ Distilled in 1986 and recasked in a sherry hogshead cask in March 2001, this rare bottling is a testament to time-honored craftsmanship and collaboration.

Master Blender’s Vision: Master Blender Alex Thomas remarks, “In every bottle of Bushmills, we honor our past and the immense passion required to craft the world’s most exclusive single malts.” With delicate aromas of warm honey, ripe red berries, and subtle spiciness, followed by luxurious notes of apricot, plum, and dark chocolate, this whiskey offers a sensory journey like no other.

Exquisite Presentation: Encased in a bespoke hexagonal box crafted from black American walnut and adorned with a gold-etched map of Belfast, the Bushmills Hill Street Edition pays homage to its storied origins. It is a fitting tribute to Bushmills’ former headquarters on Hill Street, now proudly displayed at The Friend at Hand.

A Legacy Preserved: As custodian of Belfast’s whiskey heritage, The Friend at Hand showcases an exceptional collection of Bushmills single malts and memorabilia. Willie Jack, proprietor of The Friend at Hand, expresses pride in the collaboration, stating, “Our shared heritage and spirit of collaboration are commemorated in this special release.”

Rare and Exclusive: Bottled at 48% ABV and priced at £5,000 for 700ml (RSP), the Bushmills Hill Street Edition is a collector’s dream, available exclusively at The Friend at Hand in Belfast. With just 208 bottles in existence, this exceptional whiskey is destined to be cherished by enthusiasts and collectors alike.