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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
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We drove from Derry and drove through the town. It was after the marching season and there were flags and bunting up everywhere. The distillery is no far from the centre of town. They gave us samples of their honey and whiskey which was a great start. Very informative young guide and walk through the distillery visiting very part. We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We tried our best to check out every whiskey distillery we could while in Scotland. Bushmills was a fun one and had really good food and a super cute little gift shop. The old buildings are gorgeous, the landscaping was amazing (I know it sounds dumb to talk landscaping, but honestly it is very pretty). As always, its fun to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

we had never toured a distillery before so wasn't sure what to expect on this tour, but it was great, thanks to our tour guide you reall got a sense of what goes into the whoe brewing industry, we were taken through the whole process, got to see the giant vats, the controll centers, the botteling area, the store room... More

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Worcester Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A really well organised tour and tasting, but we were not impressed by the shop. Had a good lunch in the cafe.

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Greensburg, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Visited July 2013 Bushmills distillery was a real treat while my girlfriend and I needed to blow some time before our tee time at Bushfoot Golf Club. We actually approached on foot, following the trail along the trolley tracks from Bushfoot to Bushmills, through the town of the same name. An interesting way to approach (we had known where to... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The tour felt rushed and scripted and compared to other distillery tours this was very average. However, we were there in a busy day. If you're in the area and have some time to spare, then its worth doing, but not 'a must do' tour.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

U learn a great deal @ whiskey and processes for distilling. Informative, interesting and u even get to sample some whiskey at the end. The guides are helpful & entertaining. They have a dining area too along w shop for their whiskey. They sell some of their reserve batch.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Just back from N.I. While I was there I visited Bushmills Distillery. The tour lasts just under one hour, and cost £8 for adults,£6 o.a.ps You are taken round by a very knowledgeable guide who welcomes questions and didn't fail to answer any of the many questions fired at him. At the end of the tour you are taken to... More

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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Our Guide had swallowed the guide book and proceeded to regurgitate it over the 40 minutes or so that the tour took. It could of been so much more. I have been on several Brewery, Distilleries tours in the past, this one was the most uninteresting of them all. Go here on your way to the Giant's Causeway or a... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Loved the tour of this distillery as it is a working distillery, as opposed to the ones in Cork and Dublin which have to have props to show you what it would be like if it was operating. Always interesting to see the bottling process as well. Our tour guide was excellent and the hot toddy at the end is... More

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