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Bushmills Distillery

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Address: 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills BT57 8XH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-2073-1521
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10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
Description: Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world and...
Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world and exports its whiskey internationally.
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well worth a visit

We had a very enthusiastic guide for our tour of the distillery, she was knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions from visitors. I enjoyed being able to see first hand the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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Penryn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We came here on a busy Wednesday morning as the weather wasn't looking to good, so we decided to do something indoors. We paid a reasonable amount to get in and were told we had 25 mins until the tour, so we were welcome to mill about and go to the shop and cafe until the tour started. We waited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

You must include a visit to the Bushmills Distillery when you visit the north Antrim Coast. Our guide Ryan was informative and made the tour a super experience despite the fire alarm evacuation!! We didn't get to experience the 12 year old whiskey or any whiskey for that matter!!! But we will be back!

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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We had a very enthusiastic guide for our tour of the distillery, she was knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions from visitors. I enjoyed being able to see first hand the processes of producing whisky and there is a bar serving a free sample of your choice at the end of the tour although soft drinks are also available... More 

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Whiskey drinker or not a great way to spend an hour Fascinating and informative one of the better tours we have done over the years

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co antrim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Friends visiting from London, who were whiskey buffs wanted to tour Bushmills, never having been ourselves we tagged along. Very professional, welcoming tour from multi lingual staff. Plenty of info, and thing s to see. For me it was A little disapointing, albeit a reality check, that its so mechanised now. I had visions of life long employees still bottling... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We paid for the tour and the whiskey tasting. The tour was great very informative and the tour guide was knowledgeable, pleasant and amusing. You get a whiskey at the end of the tour. If we went agin we wouldnt have booked the whiskey tasting, we don't really drink whiskey, but when in Rome and all that, we booked it.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Our tour guide was very interesting, taking time to answer questions with enthusiasm. You could tell he really knew his stuff and was excited about his part in working at Bushmills. The tour includes visiting the different parts of the distillery to see the step-by-step process of making an awesome Irish whiskey like Bushmills. The tour concludes with a stop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Visited over the Easter holidays which meant that some of the tour was closed but apart from that it's well worth a visit. Also had food there home made irish stew was beautiful, cafe a little over priced though. Free whiskey tasting at the end was the highlight and the gift shop we purchased a bottle of whiskey and it... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I went to the Distillery with my family on a rainy day over Easter when we had nothing else to do. To be perfectly honest, I hadn't been expecting much, so I was very pleasantly surprised when I took the tour. I started out by going up to the man at the desk and asking him if I could go... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A little of the beaten track but Bushmills is well worth a visit. The tour guide was very knowledgable and explained the process of how they make whiskey. I'm not a whiskey drinker but did enjoy the high spirit (35% proof mix of Bushmills and honey) at the end of the tour. Visiting on Easter Sunday we couldn't purchase alcohol... More 

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