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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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Brussels, Belgium
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The reception and tour we thought outstanding. Took only 45 minutes, packed with information, clearly communicated, and the restaurant and gift shop had lots of traps for the unwary (lemon meringue pie, hard to resist especially if you haven't had it for ages, good quality clothes with motifs and of course, an excellent variety of whiskeys....). I don't think it... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A very interesting tour of a working distillery with a very well informed guide (Ryan). Well worth a visit.

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Atlanta, GA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Bushmills, despite being a worldwide brand, is a local distillery run by local people. We took three distillery/brewery tours during our trip around the island and this one had the most heart. The tour guide clearly felt a connection to the brand and the town. The tour was educational without being overwhelming. One disappointing thing , if you are visiting... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were told by many people we had missed a very good tour of Guiness in Dublin so didn't want to miss out again. The tour was very informative, well-paced and not too many other people. Not a whiskey drinker but the sample was enjoyable.....

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Scotland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Tour very informative just restarted after silent season so did not see everything but enjoyed all the same. Hubby whisky fan so very happy with taster in bar at end of tour and free sample each.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Don't drink whiskey at all but was really interested throughout the tour in learning how they make it and seeing the final results. Short tour so don't expect anything too fantastic. Tried to drink the "mildest" whiskey at the end and still couldn't.......

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Sudbury, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We arrived at Bushmills prepped and primed to visit the distillery of my favourite whisky. Been saving up for years for this trip from Canada to the UK, Scotland and Ireland. I was stoked... We pulled into the parking lot to find out there was some musical event and that the no tours or visits were taking place. EVEN THE... More

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Fort St. John, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

As this was the first distillery tour that we had it was quite enjoyable right to the early morning dram... great way to spend a rainy morning. We were a bit worried when the bus showed up but had no problem getting a tour time. Would recommend to anyone who likes Irish whiskey - we brought some home!

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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was our second stop of the day and we didn't have time for a tour, but did eat in the distillery cafeteria and have a wee dram. Our lunch (Irish stew w/brown bread for me and steak and Guinness pie for my companion) was tasty and quick, but not exciting. The dining room was neat and clean. The 12... More

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Coupeville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was a lot of fun! We usually enjoy sampling wine at wineries, so this was quite a change for us. It was very informative and we now know much more about Irish Whiskey. A must for anyone visiting Ireland for the first time. We were so surprised at the gentle yet strong flavor. Truly a sign of a well... More

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