Old Bushmills Distillery, Bushmills

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#1 of 106 in Wineries in United Kingdom
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. Add Old Bushmills Distillery to your Bushmills travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bushmills trip planning website .
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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Only came for the gift shop. Great place for a stopping point on a day out. Tour I believe is excellent as there are some wonderful whiskey smells. I however am not a fan of the golden liquid so didn't take the tour. Restaurant was excellent. Great service, good food and atmosphere. Pricing ok. £23 for two meals; 2 diet cokes a shot of cherry cask whiskey for the missus.
  • Excellent tour! Very informative and enjoyable. Nice touch at end with complimentary samples. Also pleased with cafe offering. Sonya was a fantastic guide. Spoke clearly, loudly and slowly for all to understand. She was very pleasant and has genuine enthusiasm. Top marks!
  • Great little tour with generous complimentary whiskeys (or mixed whiskey drinks) that more than make up for the cost of the tour. Well-polished tour guides with a steady stream of tours going through so we didn't have to wait too long after arriving. Great rainy day option.
  • I visited the Bushmills Distillery on a trip to Northern Ireland (from Canada) with my grandfather. We did a tour of the brewery and learned the incredible history and didn't miss the samples and gift shop at the end! To date, Bushmills is my favourite whiskey :)
  • I had taken the 12:10 tour, it takes around 40 min to through all the stages. The place is well prepared to received tourists, very well organised which will give you an overview how the whiskey is done. Really recommend the experience.

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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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