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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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Hours:
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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The young lady guiding us was excellent and informative, the shot of Irish at the end was nice. Much better value for £ than Guiness tour in Dublin, that was a pure commercial... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit to see Irish whiskey made also to buy good quality whiskey...lovely drive up the coastal road to bushmills

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Fernie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The young lady guiding us was excellent and informative, the shot of Irish at the end was nice. Much better value for £ than Guiness tour in Dublin, that was a pure commercial € grab and way to expensive for what you got. If you aren't driving, try one of taster series, a few extra £'s but worth it you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had spent the night prior in Bushmills, so wanted to make sure to do an early tour of the distillery. We only had to wait 15 minutes to start our hour long tour. It was interesting to go through the different areas of processing, especially since this is working in real time. The final stop was for a "wee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This Distillery was awesome! I have been to quite a few and this is a rare one because this is the actually distillery they use. If you go during regular business hours you will get to see the plant filling bottles and creating labels. You also get a healthy serving of whiskey after. The tour guide kept the tour moving.... More 

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Had to try an Irish Distillery Tour having experienced many in my native Scotland. The tour is good and informative and includes a bottling plant (which isn't normal in Scotland). All the processes are similar but this one is somewhat automated which again you don't normally see in Scotland. Very busy with tours going every 10 minutes. Like the fact... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We caught the very last tour on Sunday (4:30 I think). We were going to skip this as we'd recently done the Jack Daniels distillery tour, but we had just gotten to town and it was too rainy for outdoor attractions. I am so glad we didn't miss this. While a lot of the information is the same as at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Tour very interesting although smell left girlfriend feeling queasy. Gift shop was excellent and reasonably priced. Whiskey tasting was an added delight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

No time in our schedule to take the tour. Instead we headed straight to the tasting bar. The gentleman pouring had a wealth of information about the distillery's products and history and made excellent recommendations. I mentioned to the sales associate that I would be carrying my purchase back to the US and she was kind enough to pack it... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

You don't need to be a whisky drinker or any type of drinker to appreciate this interesting tour. Worlds oldest licenced distillery 1608. Volunteer to become a whisky sampler hic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visited as part of Eastons coach tour of Ireland. Very informative young guide. See quality control rejecting damaged corks and labels and then recycling the Whiskey. TIP instead of having a sample (we did!!!!!) hand your voucher in at shop for a minature bottle.

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