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

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Georgia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

This was an interesting tour and our guide did a nice job explaining the process. It was definitely worth doing. I'm not a whiskey drinker, but the sample at the end of the tour was good, I guess!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We did this as part of our Black Cab Tour. So we were in and out pretty quickly. Neat place to see, but didn't get to hear a lot about the history. We only did one tasting, the one you can only get there and saved some money. I would do it again.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We booked the last tour of the day at the Bushmills Distillery. Our guide was friendly and super informative. He answered questions thoroughly and one could tell he had a great passion for his work! The tour takes you through all of the Distillery and stages of whiskey making. You really get a feel for the art of distilling. The... More

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Oak Park, Michigan, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The fee for the tour seemed a bit steep (don't stop reading), but we didn't have to wait and our guide was a delightful young lady who had just finished high school and was leading her very first tour. She was knowledgeable and informative and as charming as can be. She showed us all through the making of the whiskey,... More

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england
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Been on a few pub tours and this was our first whiskey tour. Fantastic old distilary the oldest in the world and well worth a visit

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Limoges, France
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21 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Interesting visit with a guide who pays attention to all visitors. The tasting was really enjoyed. Do not hesitate.

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