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Old Bushmills Distillery

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2 Distillery Road, Bushmills, County Antrim, BT57 8XH
Old Bushmills Distillery

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Bushmills Irish Whiskey is made at the world's oldest licenced working distillery in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on the beautiful North Coast.

Our original grant to distil was signed in 1608 by King James 1st and there has been distillation on this site since then, using the unique water from our own stream and Irish barley. We are more than 400 years old.

The Bushmills Brand Experience encompasses guided tours around a working distillery with all the associated sights and smells, tutored whiskey tastings, a specialist whiskey shop and a well stocked gift shop with exclusive Bushmills merchandise. At the conclusion of your tour you will be offered a whiskey or a soft drink in our 1608 Bar. There is also a restaurant serving lunches and Bushmills inspired treats throughout the day. The Distillery Tour Centre is open 7 days a week.

Please see www.bushmills.com for more information. Please note the tour is not suitable for children under 8 years old or anyone with walking difficulties.

The Bushmills brand portfolio includes five award-winning whiskies: Bushmills Original, Black Bush, Bushmills 10 Year Single Malt, Bushmills 16 Year Single Malt and Bushmills 21 Year Single Malt. In 2017 we added Red Bush to our core range. We also have our Distillery Reserve, a 12 Year Single Malt available to taste and buy only from the Distillery. The label on this whiskey can be personalised by our Gift Shop. All our whiskies can be purchased online (for UK and Europe) at mail.order@bushmills.com. Our shop also has variations of Bushmills whiskey for sale that are not generally available.

During your tour you will see the copper potstills used to distil this special spirit. The triple-distillation is at the heart of all Bushmills whiskies and creates a unique combination of smoothness and richness.

Please note: The Distillery may not always be viewed in a full operational capacity due to varying cycles of production.

Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Sundays

Catering

  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Euros accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Family Discount

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Opening Times

* Winter Opening Hours: January - February & November - December 2020
Monday - Saturday 09:30 - 16:45, last tour commences 15:30, last admission to gift shop 16:45
Sunday 12:00 - 16:45, last tour commences 15:30, last admission to gift shop 16:45

Summer Opening Hours: 1st March - 31st October 2020
Monday - Saturday 09:15 - 16:45, last tour commences 16:00, last admission to gift shop 16:45
Sunday 12:00 - 16:45, last tour commences 16:00, last admission to gift shop 16:45

Extended Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 09:15 - 17:45 on below dates
April - 13,14
July - 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 21, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
August - 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31

Closed 13 July

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