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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 2013
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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Shamus was an informative and amusing tour guide on our walk through the distillery. We saw all the processes of making and packing the whisky and enjoyed a wee dram in the bar afterwards. It was an interesting walk albeit a little anti Scottish Whiskey but having been on a tour of a distillery there I know it's fun rivalry.

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Warren, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We have been to Ireland before and being that my husband is an Irish whiskey enthusiast we decided to visit the Irish Whiskey trail. So in one week we went to Jameson Dublin, Jameson Midleton, Kilbeggan, Tullamore, Bunratty Winery and Guinness Brewery and BUSHMILLS. If you are only able to make it to one of these places make sure it... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Though I confess I do enjoy Irish whiskey, distillery/brewery/winery tours interest me even if the product doesn't. I was especially happy to visit the oldest Irish whiskey distillery there is (1608), and it certainly did not disappoint. The tour covered everything but it was to the point - no fluff. We got all the how-to of making Irish whiskey (and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We happened upon this on our way to the Giants Causeway and we were pleasantly surprised with how good it was. The guide was friendly, knowledgeable and it was long enough to be interesting and not so long that you lost interest. The £7.50 was well worth it as you get a free drink and all drinks and food in... More

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Manchester, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Although we're admittedly not big whiskey fans, me and my fiancée still got a kick out of the Bushmills distillery tour. We got a good walk through most of the factory although it was over quite quickly. Meanwhile the bottling plant is closed during the weekend so ended up watching a DVD of bottles moving about instead - not quite... More

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Riverview, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We toured the distillery and visited the bar afterwards for a choice of whiskey. they are not stingy!

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Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The tour was really interesting and the tour guide answered all questions asked. You get a free drink if the whisky at the end of the tour which myhusband loved but there was also a choice of non alcoholic drinks. We had the soup later from the restaurant which was really tasty and filling. Dont make the mistake of buying... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Most of the tours I've done in Northern Ireland have been superb, but unfortunately I can't help but feel a little disappointed with this tour. We had the last tour of the day, which probably showed in the tour guide as she didn't seem interested in answering peoples questions, and also she was very boring with her facts and figures.... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We did the tour as part of my stag weekend, and it was fantastic. Our guide Seamus was extremely knowledgeable, engaging and friendly. He bought the tour to life and welcomed any questions. The tour was very informatiove and the free taste at the end very welcome. The distillery itself is full of character and well worth a visit. The... More

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Itzehoe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Bushmills is a great whiskey and the tour was a great experience. We follow the production path from barley to the finished whiskey. Lovely

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