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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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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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Did this stop as part of a guided tour. It was a cold, windy & overcast day so the comfort (Irish) food & complimentary shots of whiskey was just perfect. Wish we'd had time for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Did this stop as part of a guided tour. It was a cold, windy & overcast day so the comfort (Irish) food & complimentary shots of whiskey was just perfect. Wish we'd had time for a tour of the distillery, but we were able to take pictures. And learn that TN was the main supplier of their whiskey barrels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Led by an excellent guide this was a most interesting visit to such a historic site. From the sourcing of the barley right through to the bottling of the finished product it was really informative. Unfortunately on morning of visit the bottling plant was not operating but it still didn't spoil the visit. Not being a whiskey drinker I even... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very interesting tour - informative and thorough. I felt like I learned a lot about the whiskey business, not just the distillation process (although that was covered as well). The distillery itself is historic. The bottling area was fascinating to watch. All automated. Sampling was great. Gift store was amazing.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a "must see" attraction for anyone visiting the area (unless,of course, they really don't like Whiskey). The whole thing is well organised and individual tours are kept to a manageable size. Our guide was extremely well informed about the whole process of distilling and bottling the product.

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County Meath, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very Impressed with this tour , very reasonably priced which includes a free tasting after the tour . The tour guide was very informative and explained everything very clearly . The place was not too packed and lots of car park space right outside . Lovely little gift shop onsite as well . Really enjoyed the visit .

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the distillery on a little drive out up north. When we arrived we expected to pay around £20 for the tour and was surprised that it is only £7 including a free whiskey. The tour guide was very nice and welcoming. The tour its self is very well organised and interesting to see how they have built it... More 

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Dorentrup
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

At 7.50 pounds, it is not a cheap visit. However, the staff are friendly and the information useful. A dram at the end is a good way to finish up!

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A well laid out presentation of their method of distilling. From the water quality required, the readying of the grain, production of the barrels, to the final aging of the product the museum is well laid out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A very interesting tour of the distillery and lots of knowledge gained about the whiskey making process from tour guide robin who certainly knew her stuff. Also nice to take people with you who don't enjoy whiskey so you can drink their free shot after

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Ryan gave us the tour of the distillery, very enthusiastic and knowledgable. Good length tour and friendly sampling afterwards.

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