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Old Bushmills Distillery, Bushmills

Categories: Breweries, Wineries & Vineyards, Food & Drink, Tours
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4.3/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
Once owned by smugglers, but now one of the most prolific whiskey producers in Ireland, Old Bushmills Distillery attracts over 120,000 visitors every year. The distillery is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in the world, although you'll see the most modern distilling methods in action on your visit. Take a guided tour of the distillery, where you'll learn about whiskey's history and production methods. Taste the beverage at the end of your tour and purchase a bottle to share with friends. Using our world travel planner, Bushmills attractions like Old Bushmills Distillery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you're going, the Premium Tasting is a must. We had Jack guide us through everything and learned so much. The tour was OK, the tasting was great 
  • Perfect stop after hiking the Giants Causeway. Our guide was exceptional. Tour was efficient and informational. Ended with tasting of your choice. Definitly worth the visit. 
  • It makes sense, and after reading my email, they did tell me... but children under 8 aren't allowed. They said because of the child being sensitive to noises and smells. I wish there were a waiver to ...  read more »
  • Oldest listened distillery in the world. £7.50 for a tour, you are give a small bottle of Bushmills honey and then taken on the tour. They are currently doing maintenance so we couldn't see the stills but were able to see most of the plant. After the tour you are taken into the bar restaurant where you get to chose 1 sample, highly recommended the 12 year old Take Bus 221 from Belfast Europa bus terminal for £9 round trip at 9:30AM and get to the causeway by 11am. The bus then comes back at 2pm to take you back to Belfast Europa bus terminal. You can also take the 402 bus from here to the Bushmill Distillery and then take the 402 bus to Coleraine bus centre where you can take bus 218 back to Belfast Europa bus centre. All this for £9
  • Wow. I was particularly impressed by the very informative guided tour of the site. In addition, the possibility to taste one of the whiskey is a great deal. The staff is very friendly.
  • Really enjoyed this a few year ago, especially the sampling session at the end. Very disappointed recently though, to discover that small children aren't allowed! I understand the health and safety aspect of not allowing children around working stills, but banning them entirely seems a crude measure! Perhaps reminders to parents to supervise their kids would be more reasonable!
  • How can you not have fun, it's a distillery! The tour was quick but worth the one free whiskey at the end. Nearby by attractions include the Giant's Causeway, the Dark Hedges and the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge. Spend a few days in the area. Some of the best of my time in Ireland
  • Great place, great tour! The staff were very nice and friendly, the tour guide explained every step and process of the brewing and distilling. At the end you get a free glass of whiskey of your choosing (best one being the 12 year old which you can only get there)
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