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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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$1,190*
and up
Northern Ireland and the North West Small Group...
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Bushmills
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Breweries, Factory Tours, Food & Drink
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
Owner description: Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world...
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Type: Wineries, Breweries, Factory Tours, Food & Drink
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Owner description: Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world and exports its whiskey internationally.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We visited Bushmills Distillery Monday and although it was "shutdown" for the holiday period, we enjoyed the tour. The guide gave a good overview of how Bushmills is made, the different whiskeys they produce and the difference between Irish and Scottish whiskey. The whiskey tasting at the end was very good too. Well worth a visit if you like whiskey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The distillery was in 'shut-down' for the holidays so we decided not to do the normal tour but opted for a tasting session instead. We went for the Premium tasting option which offers 8 whiskeys for £15 which we felt was well worth it, especially as a 9th whiskey was added at the end! Our 'guide' Ben Korpaczewski was fantastic.... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A great tour of the distillery recommend booking the premium tasting session also. Staff really helpful and informative. As a non whiskey drinker I was pleasantly surprised how enjoyable the tasting experience was and even found by the end particular ones that I really liked - maybe I am a whiskey drinker after all!

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Chehalis, Washington
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

What can I say? A tour of a distillery with free drinks at the end. Knwledgable people take you on a tour of one of the oldest distillerys in Ireland. There are even a couple of suprises along the way. Worth the stop if you are in the area.

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Took work colleagues here who were visiting from NA. Was a super trip, staff were very friendly. spent too long in the bar at the end but the Hot toddies were way too nice .

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Worth visiting if you're in the area on a wet winter's day. Friendly and informative guide but once you've been to one brewery/distillery there's not much which separates them.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a very pleasant way to spend a few hours. We took the tour of the brewery and it was brilliant. So informative. The guide (Sam) was fantastic - he clearly loves his job, mind you - who wouldn't !! We were shown around and I learnt about things I had no idea about previously . I found myself relaying... More 

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Ayr
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had the tour round the distillery, tour guide was friendly and had lots of knowledge about the subject of whiskey, we also used the café after the tour and the food was warm and well priced. Usual bottles and gifts in the shop after the tour, would recommend for a tour as we found all staff friendly.

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North London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Popped along here briefly recently. Didn't do the tour as we didn't have enough time. But, did visit the gift shop to find some Christmas gifts. It's neat and clean and well labelled and the staff are friendly. Pricey though for the merchandise so choose wisely like we did.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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