Busker Triple Cask Irish Whiskey Review

We’re kicking off a quick little  Irish run with a new blended Irish on the market: Busker Triple Cask Irish Whiskey. While the entry of a new blend isn’t revolutionary, the fact that they’ve released all of the individual components as standalones, is.

Busker Triple Cask Irish Whiskey Review

The full name of this Busker whiskey is the Triple Cask Triple Smooth which is a reference to the three types of whiskey in the blend and the three types of casks used. The whiskeys inside are a the Busker grain whiskey, Busker single malt and the Busker single pot still which have been aged in a mix of ex-Bourbon, ex-Marsala and ex-Sherry casks.

We’ll be tasting all of these components over the course of the week, but right now we’re tasting the sum of all the parts. So let’s get to it.


Busker Triple Cask Irish Whiskey – Details and Tasting Notes


Whiskey Details

Region: Ireland

Distiller: The Busker
Blend: Single Grain + Single Malt + Single Pot Still
Cask: ex-Bourbon, ex-Marsala, ex-Sherry
Age: NAS (4+ years)
ABV:  40%

Non-Chill Filtered | Natural Color

Price: $30*

White background tasting shot with the Busker Triple Cask Irish Whiskey bottle and a glass of whiskey next to it.
“The Busker Triple Cask Triple Smooth is an extraordinary Blend made with a high-quality Single Grain and a very high percentage of Single Malt and Single Pot Still. It is a beautifully yellow gold colored whiskey with an unmistakable rich body. The nose often leads off with tropical fruits and vanilla notes. The journey continues with notes of malt, sweetness and dark chocolate, while more subtle notes of toffee fudge and cinnamon, add intensity. The whiskey concludes with a mellow, well balanced, sweet finish.” – The Busker

Tasting Notes

Medium honey

Honey, pears, marzipan, malty graham cracker, vanilla candy and a touch of oat cookies.

Butterscotch, honey, pears, vanilla taffy, dried orchard fruit, malty graham and brown sugar with some oat cookies.

Medium -> Malty, fruity and a touch oaky.

Great balnace, med-light body and a light, almost watery, feel.

Busker Triple Cask Irish Whiskey – Final Thoughts and Score

There is a lightness and a brightness to this whiskey that’s unlike most other Irish whiskeys out there in that it’s not that cloying honied fruit profile. There’s more going on, more to it than that and it’s driven by malt. Which I appreciate immensely.

Aroma is a warm and fruity delivery layered with earthier and maltier notes that give this an inviting profile; Palate is a heavier, maltier, darker delivery of similar profiles to the aroma, with a sweetness that’s more subtle, but more complex; Finish is the only place oak really shows up and it’s a welcome note to end on.

The Busker Triple Cask Irish Whiskey shows what can be done with a blend when you start with good components and lean heavily into the malt instead of the grain. Everything comes together nicely here and ends up being an easy-sipping, and easy mixing, whiskey.

SCORE: 2.5/5

*Disclosure: The bottle for this Irish Whiskey review was graciously sent to me by the company without obligation. The views, opinions, and tasting notes are 100% my own.

Busker Triple Cask Irish Whiskey Back Label

Busker Triple Cask Irish Whiskey Review


More complex and interesting than your typical blended Irish Whiskey, this is something fun and tasty to sip, mix and share with guests… when that happens again.


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