The Sexton, Black Bush and The Causeway Collection: Lock-in Livestream

March 7, 2021

We were thrilled to be joined this week by two women from a famous distillery on Ireland’s northern shores who are making a mark in the world of Irish whiskey.

Alex Thomas, Master Blender for The Sexton Irish Whiskey, walked us through the production, inspiration, nose and taste of this unique and approachable Single Malt.

Lauren McMullan, Brand Ambassador for Bushmills shared the details of her role and introduced us to two very different expressions from the Old Bushmills Distillery – the staggeringly good Black Bush Blended Irish Whiskey and one of Barry’s top whiskeys for 2020 – Bushmills 1995 Single Malt Malaga Cask from the Causeway Collection. (released in Ireland only)

It was the chance to find out everything we wanted to know about one of the oldest (oldest? not oldest?) distilleries in Ireland and hear about the new direction the distillery is going with exciting new releases, of which more will be coming soon.

So grab a Bushmills whiskey and settle in for lots of stories, sips and maybe even an auld song, on the replay of the Lock-in. 


Irish whiskeys sipped this week:

  • The Sexton Irish Whiskey
  • Black Bush Blended Irish Whiskey
  • Bushmills 1995 Single Malt Malaga Cask



Join Barry Chandler, founder and host of Stories & Sips every Friday live on Facebook and YouTube at 7pm EST/4pm PST.

Each week Barry opens up a few different Irish whiskeys and invites a guest or two to join for conversation and craic.

The Lock-in Livestream is a great chance to raise a glass to our health, one another and another week under our belt.

Irish whiskey brings people together. Each Friday 1000s of Irish whiskey fans come together in one place – the Lock-in Livestream. Mark your calendar for this weekly celebration of all things Irish whiskey.