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Bushmills Distillery

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Address: 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills BT57 8XH, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 2073 1521
10:00 - 16:45
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Sun 12:00 - 16:45
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:45

Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world and...

Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world and exports its whiskey internationally.

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Great to learn about the history and process. Was very last tour and the waited for us. Tour guide Sonya was excellent. Excellent communication skills and even speaking German to... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great to learn about the history and process. Was very last tour and the waited for us. Tour guide Sonya was excellent. Excellent communication skills and even speaking German to one of the group. Explained one of our party was not great walking and she couldn't be more accommodating. Definitely worth a visit and hope you get Sonya for your... More 

Thank Cillitbango
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tour of the distillery was very good, interesting how my favourite Black Bush arrives into the bottle.The free one at the end and the tour guide Amber made it a tour to remember!

Thank Maurice S
St. Albert, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tour is good if you are interested in knowing how Irish whiskey is made. If you want more than the "shot" that comes with the tour, try the tasting bar where you sample three whiskeys. Not being a great whiskey drinker, I liked the restaurant best. It is very reasonably priced and as well as the cafeteria style offerings, there... More 

Thank Betty668988
New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was recommended to us and so glad we did it! I have never been to a distillery before so it was really interesting to see and our tour guide was very good. The tour ended with a free sample of whiskey of course and we opted for the 12 year old whiskey that was so smooth and delicious, this... More 

Thank JAK12804
Wichita, Kansas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great tour. Drove up from Belfast. Rented a car from Enterprise (very friendly), automatic with gps. No problems with left side driving after a while 😀. Small group on tour. TAKE A REGULAR CAMERA as they don't allow cell phone pics 🙁. Very informational and the tour covers from start to finish (mash to bottling) all process... More 

Thank Jim W
Shakespeare, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally awesome place to visit. Our tour guide was fantastic, very knowledgable. We loved that it is an actual working distillery You could look and see the different processes, that happen during the distilling of the whiskey. It was very cool to see.

Thank jmluck
Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a guided tour through the destillery, what a experience! The tour guide was very good, explaining ang taking the time for all the questions. Well worth visiting!

Thank Valaszkai
Edgewater, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by this distillery on a tour around Northern Ireland. The tour was very informative with a lot of history behind the brand. They originally were the first to obtain a legal distillery license in 1608. The tour lasts around 45 minutes and it's one of the few distilleries that has on site bottling. Our tour guide was entertaining... More 

Thank Lawrence O
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the third distillery I have visited, although the other two were in Scotland. Bushmills is world renowned for its whiskey. The process is slightly different from how Scotch whiskey is made as the barley malt is not dried for as long. The distillery is the only one that produces whiskey products for Bushmills, although they ship about 800,000... More 

Thank Russ Q
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great visit and got to tour the distillery. A guide takes about 10-15 people on each tour and you walk through the working distillery. One drawback is that you cant take pictures on the tour due to the risk of a flash setting off alcohol vapors, but you can take pictures in the tasting room at the... More 

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