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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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It was a very nice visit. We were welcomed with a warm beverage, had a great and funny guide who explained us all the whiskey process, and history of this drink and factory, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

It was a very nice visit. We were welcomed with a warm beverage, had a great and funny guide who explained us all the whiskey process, and history of this drink and factory, and it ended with a great taste.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We didn't do the tour but were able to do a free tasting . We had a meal at the adjacent cafe which was delicious. Th samples were generous with no hard sell. The gift shop was well stocked with both special whiskey and quality souvenirs. We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours there .

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Good tour and tasting. There are no elevators - but tour is manageable until you get to the Bottling building. 2 flights up followed by 2 flights down almost immediately. If you ask your guide - you can probably skip this small part. Rest of it is half a flight up and down. No Photography is allowed. Good food near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

That new girl Sara, is a great guide for only starting. Really fun and friendly 😃 and the whiskey is excellent to. definitely worth a visit.

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Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

great guided tour of this distillery. Very informative. Opportunity to taste and buy at the end. Excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the tour, I would recommend. We took the 3.40 tour, I would recommend an early one, we just found we were a little rushed when we got our whiskey, and did not get time to have a look round the shop in comfort

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Short but very informative, ending with a wee dram to sample. Good shop and cafe at end of tour. There was nothing to crticise

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We didn't have much time to visit the whole place but we were able to breath the fumes from the barley used in the elaboration of the whiskie and take a taste at the product they make. It's hard on the throat but it's good if you like whiskie.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We booked in a tour for part of my partners birthday weekend. He loves Bushmills whiskey. I had organised one of their personalised bottles beforehand, which was ready and waiting for us. The tour was interesting, the guide was lovely and knew her stuff! After the tour, we got our complimentary taste in the bar, and she came round for... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It was good for a few quick tasters and to quickly have a browse around but, rather like the Guinness Storehouse, I found it to be pretty dull on the whole. The building from the outside was the most impressive bit.

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