Old Bushmills Distillery, Bushmills

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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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  • August 21, 2017
    Our family enjoyed this 40 minute tour. The guide was informative and we never felt bored. It's pretty good value to considering each person gets two free tastings at the end.  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    This is an excellent place to visit if you are nearby.... or worth a trip if you aren't!! The car park is large and we didn't have any difficulties parking, even in August. We did have to wait an hour...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    After 7 years (when the distillerie exactly 400 years, another to have brought a visit to Bushmills, I found it again very interesting to hear their story ' to '. It is next to the oldest for me as well one of the best wiskey's in Ireland. Certainly those of 12 years (single malt) and the Black Bush (blended). The effort to visit if you're exploring the wonderful surroundings.
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  • June 5, 2017
    The Old Bushmills Distillery is a worthwhile tour. Most visitors to Ireland are bound for Jameson in Dublin. If you go to Northern Ireland, you will get a much better experience at Bushmills. The whiskey is good either way! But the Old Bushmills Distillery is still operating! So you get a much different experience. The tour is great and the staff are friendly. The tasting room is quaint and they had hot toddies available, which was great for a cold rainy Irish day.
  • July 2, 2017
    We did a tour on 14th June and was very impressed especially with our tour guide Amber. Every time I take a sip of my favourite tipple Black Bush I remember the excellent time that we had.
  • July 5, 2017
    this is one of the best distillery tours . Also some of the best whiskies that you can get for free ! At least the sample is free.
  • June 12, 2017
    Great historic tour in the centre. Well priced, the tour itself gets you feeling high from the fumes. Would recommend to everyone.
  • April 30, 2017
    Very reasonable price for a short but sweet tour. Well worth a visit. Loved the drop at the end!

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B&Bs and family inns line High Street, which dominates this quaint town. For luxury and views of the surrounding countryside, consider the Bushmills Golf Resort area. The area's attractions are centrally located or easily reached from the center, so hotel accommodations in this area are both convenient and scenic.
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