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Bushmills Distillery

2 Distillery Road, Bushmills BT57 8XH, Northern Ireland
44-28-2073-1521
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Bushmills
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Breweries, Wineries
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
Description: Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world and exports its whiskey internationally.
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Only irish whisky's appeal to me and I'll drink nothing but. Bushmills is in the top 5 without a doubt. The fact that a number or irish whiskys are distilled three times makes them so mellow in my opinion as opposed to harsh whisky's that have only been distilled once which many brands fall into that catogory. When we visited... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My first time to a distillery so it was quite interesting to see how whisky ages, color changes and why it is so not cheap! Those who travel back to mainland UK, do purchase the whisky from the shop in the premises and it's cheaper by £10 than in the duty free shops in the airport.

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Although I am not a whiskey drinker it was well worth the visit to experience the smells of the oldest licensed distillery in the world. My husband has visited other distilleries and found this one lacking in detailed information.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A lot of tours like this are all just videos, this one shows how the whiskey is made, aged and bottled. There is a nice tasting room at the end of the tour that is included in the price of admission. Suggestion... be sure that the timing of your tour isn't over the lunch hour so you can see the... More

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Craughwell, Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We were staying in the town of Bushmills so we couldn't pass up the walk to the distillery for a visit. Laura our guide took us through the process of distilling whiskey and it was facinating, seeing the history of the distillery and the modern plant up and running was great. We got to taste the reserve which was really... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I love a trip to a brewing or a distllery. I also love Irish Whiskey, so this was great for me! We done the entire tour of the Distillery, which includes a free glass of whiskey (Tip: You can get one of anything from the range, so for go for the 21 year old to get your monies worth!). We... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a very pleasant tour guide, and she was informative on the process of making whiskey. However, if you have been around a distillery before this was not a very exciting visitor experience. If you have never been around and really like whiskey - do the tour. If your ambivalent about whiskey - you could probably spend your money... More

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Just opted for the whiskey tasting experience, as we have been through lots of distilleries before. You take your place at a table, a lady delivers 3 whiskies & explains about each one. Interesting tastes, all completely different. £7.50 for the tasting only. Nice shop, restaurant.

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We rang ahead to confirm their arrangements - first come, first served tour, every ten minutes. They also do tastings, which are separate from the tour. For the person who really appreciates their whiskey, these are a must. We did the basic tour of about 30 minutes, followed by a single tasting; the staff were helpful in getting us organised,... More

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Lakeside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The check-in guy was not friendly. The tour guide & bar people were very friendly. The tour was interesting & educational. The only criticism I have is this. The tour guide was obviously sick and admitted to being sick. His nose ran constantly and he constantly rubbed his running nose with his hands & fingers. Occasionally he used a handkerchief.... More

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