NEW YORK, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of Bushmills® Irish Whiskey, one of the oldest names in spirits with hundreds of years of distilling tradition behind it, are proud to announce the launch of Bushmills® Irish Honey. This new, original blend was created with Bushmills® Original Irish Whiskey, triple-distilled with the finest malted Irish barley and pure Irish water. Bushmills® Irish Honey has an added touch of Irish honey resulting in a new blend rich in aromas and flavors, topped off with a warm finish. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120305/NY64296 ) With a heritage deeply rooted in authenticity and quality, Bushmills Irish Whiskey has maintained its reputation across hundreds of years as a true Irish whiskey produced and aged at Ireland's oldest working distillery. Embodied in each blend of Bushmills Irish Whiskey is the distillery's longstanding tradition of celebrating friendships and enduring kinships. Triple-distilled Bushmills Irish Whiskey is made with the finest malted Irish barley and pure Irish water, and is the only Irish whiskey brand that offers a full range of blends and single malts - all of which share rich, mellow, and distinct Bushmills characteristics: Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey; Black Bush Irish Whiskey, Bushmills 10-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey, Bushmills 16-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey and the rare Bushmills 21-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey, and now Bushmills Irish Honey. "In creating Bushmills Irish Honey, I wanted to make a blend that had a smooth finish enhanced by warm characteristics, and that maintained the great taste and aroma of our original blend," said Bushmills Master Distiller, Colum Egan. "We knew that Irish honey, in the right quantity, would be the perfect ingredient to bring the blend to life." Following the practice of creating blends that have been enjoyed for centuries, Egan has overseen the entire process of distilling Bushmills Irish Honey and believes the new variant is the perfect addition to the Bushmills collection.