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Bushmills Distillery

Address: 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills BT57 8XH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-2073-1521
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Northern Ireland and the North West Small Group...
Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Bushmills
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Breweries, Factory Tours, Food & Drink
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
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Owner description: Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world and exports its whiskey internationally.
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New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Bushmill's. If you like whiskey, this is a fascinating lesson in how it is made. This is the only Bushmill's distillery, and when we were there, production was slow because the company had just been bought by a Mexican family, and everyone was waiting to see what would happen next. But the tour is very professional, the guide a treasure... More

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Golden, Colorado
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This was a great tour. Very informative with a lot to see and of course you get to try some whiskey at the end of the tour. You can also buy whiskey that is only available for purchase there and nowhere else.

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Algarve, Portugal
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

from being from Norn Iron and not living there long i seem to always drink bushmills when i am have a nightout!!! so i have to visit the distillery when in the land and its a lovely little town and well worth it.

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Ashburn, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Traveling with my brother, a scotch drinker, and my father, we decided to stop at the Old Bushmills Distillery on the way to the Giant's Causeway. Even though neither my father nor myself are whiskey drinkers we did enjoy the tour. Our tour guide was charming and even as neophytes, we could taste the differences in the products. Excellent and... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Just a bit odd, we were really excited about going and went first thing on a weekday. The man on the desk was really rude and so we didn't understand that in order to see inside we needed to go on a tour... we ended up walking down a path going seeing nothing and so ended up in the shop...... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
7 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We went as a group to visit this historical distillery. First impressions of the Visitor Centre is it needed a bit more interactive information. Staff at the reception area need to be a bit more welcoming. The tour itself was excellent with a really good tour guide who was enthusiastic about the topic and also was able to answer all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Went on the Sunday tour and got to see the whiskey being made even tho it's usually not in production on a Sunday ! Tour was interesting and your guide definitely knew his stuff answering all types of questions and got to use my perks card so brilliant value for money considering you get a full measure at the end... More

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Drogheda, Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I'm not a great lover of whiskey but really enjoyed this place. The tour was very informative and interesting especially the fact as it includes the bottling plant which isn't on most tours. The whiskey tasting is worth the extra for 5 samples at the end of the tour.

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43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Owned and operated by Diageo plc. and they have provided a grand tour of a working distillery. Tour operators were friendly and amusingly informative of all stages of production. End reception was rewarded by a complimentary shot of Bushmills whisky of your choice of year. Retail gift shop was well stocked with all forms of merchandising. Overall--very well presented. Recommended.

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Graham, Washington
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156 reviews 156 reviews
65 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you haven't toured a distillary before, then this is worth your time. Price is not exhortant and the tour guides are well schooled and humerous. Explanations of different whiskeys around the world and they poured a decent amount of liquor for the tasting. Standard gift shop associated with distilleries and brewries, so get your money ready.

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