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Bushmills Distillery

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Address: 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills BT57 8XH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 2073 1521
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10:00 - 16:45
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Sun 12:00 - 16:45
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:45
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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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Come tour the oldest distillery in Northern Ireland

The distillery tour was very informational. Our guide was well informed about the whisky distilling process and the history of Bushmills. The factory has a nice mix of historic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Leitchfield, Kentucky
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Leitchfield, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The distillery tour was very informational. Our guide was well informed about the whisky distilling process and the history of Bushmills. The factory has a nice mix of historic features and modern production equipment. Having toured several different bourbon and rum distilleries, this tour compared favorably with them. The tasting portion took place in the form of coupons at the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting tour but they could do more...videos on how whiskey is made for example. Wasn't in operation when we were there so a lot was left to the imagination.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the distillery with my 13 year old son. We both found it very interesting and enjoyed hearing stories from our guide and being able to ask questions of him as we made our way around the distillery. We visited in January and production was just picking up again so the still room was not as hot or as strong... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another amazing experience to purchase some of the best whiskey around. 16 year old in stock but going fast. Great atmosphere and the location is perfect.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to Ireland for the castles, churches, the history, and the whisky. The Bushmills distillery got 2 of the 4 in one stop. This is the oldest distillery in Ireland. Sadly, they weren't bottling (or actively distilling) when we were there. Would have been fun to see the bottling operation, and great to have seen some actually distilling going... More 

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Naas, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have time to do the full distillery tour (pity) but stopped here anyway, and spent some time in the shop. Picked up some souvenirs as well as a "distillery only" bottle of Bushmills Reserve (well - we saved money on the tour, so figured it was worth spending on the whiskey !! There seemed to be an excellent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this week with family. Everyone in our party loved the tour. We were given hot toddys before our the tour with Andrew. Andrew was a great tour guide, very friendly and made such an effort with the group. After the tour we were given tasters, which resulted in some being purchased from the gift shop. Definitely worth a visit.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely tour followed by a premium tasting session. Was very interesting and staff were lovely.

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in here with a friend and thoroughly enjoyed it. Tour was really good, taken by a very friendly, knowledgable guide. Lovely area not far from Giants Causeway too so is definitely worth adding to your itinerary when you are in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a planned stop after our visit to Giant's Causeway. The distillery was easy to find and parking was plentiful. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by two gentleman at the ticket counter. When we explained we planned to have lunch in the café and were also interested in the guided tour of the facility, they shared all the... More 

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