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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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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent tour explaining the process of how they distill their Irish Whiskey. Great complimentary samples of the whiskey.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The BFM and uncle from Canada popped in to the Bushmills Distillery. I am so proud to say that it is the oldest licensed distillery in the world. It got its charter in 1608. We got plenty of pictures outside and in the shop. As we both don't drink we just went into the shop and I gave my uncle... More

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Houston, Texas
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Even if you aren't a whiskey drinker, this tour is very informative about the whiskey making process. If you aren't interested in learning about whiskey, then come for the delicious, Irish Whiskey. Oh and don't forget, this is the OLDEST LICENSED DISTILLERY IN THE WORLD, dating back to 1608. Very very cool. Great experience here. A must see in Northern... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We hadn't planned to go to bushfires. We came across it whilst sight seeing. I was very surprised how warm and friendly everyone was to us. When you first go in there was a reception room full of history and information. The big photos on the wall were fascinating as they again brought us back to the distillery many centuries... More

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We went on the Bushmills tour. Even for a non-whiskey drinker it proves to be informative. Our guide (Barry?) was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun. We got to see all aspects of the production process, from beginning to bottling at the end, and had a free taster afterward too. Worth a visit.

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Cork
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Came here with a group. The distillery itself is not that impressive and our guide sounded like he was bored of the tour! Customer service is definitely lacking the warmth and friendliness of other places we visited. I would recommend you spend your day doing something else as there are plenty of other things to do on the Antrim Coast.... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

When in Northern Ireland, you must visit a typical distillery! Bushmills is located in a lovely little village which makes a day trip most enjoyable.

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Perth, Australia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Two of us did this tour. As it was the first tour of the day there was only us. Our lovely tour guide Laura was very knowledgeable and entertaining but not over the top. It was lovely to see a working distillery right down to the bottling. I found it interesting and I'm not a whiskey drinker. For the tasting... More

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Houston, Texas
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I am not a whiskey fan but we still managed to come here to get a bottle of 12 year old Whiskey and had a sample as well. Also bought a magnetic beer bottle opener from here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We spent a Saturday afternoon having the tour of the Old Bushmills Distillery. Jessica, our guide, was excellent, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and engaging. She willingly and ably answered additional questions we had. She told us that she was only in her first week of giving tours, which surprised us as she was so confident and knowledgeable - a real pro. Pretty... More

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