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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
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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Very informative, guide was excellent. Nice little cafe. A very pleasant way to spend the afternoon. The village is also very nice with a lovely area to sit by the river.

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I love Irish Whiskey and this has been on my to-do list for quite sometime, my husband wasn't so keen though but as we were in the area he had to give in, and I must say we both enjoyed it. Initially, I think he was apprehensive as we done a brewery tour while in Amsterdam and the whole Experience... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We made a special trip from local accommodation. The distillery is very well presented overall, tidy and the tour route very interesting. Beware lots of steps, up metal staircases, so not right for those with mobility issues. Our guide had only been working for 3 weeks and it showed - no depth of knowledge, but cheerful and willing nonetheless. Ticket... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Arrived at Bushmills with my 89 year old Dad as part of a bus tour. Although he was unable to do the distillery tour due to limited mobility, the staff were very considerate and caring and looked after us very well whilst the others on the bus were on the tour. Made us feel very special and welcome on the... More

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Temecula, California
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Stopped in after visiting Giants Causeway and enjoyed it. I love their Whiskey so it was a double plus! If you are in the area and love whiskey, give it a try. Gift shop is on the higher end of prices but hey its a tourist spot so thats to be expected.

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It was very interesting to visit this location which was licensed to distill whiskey in 1608. We were all treated with a free sample of their product. There is also a very nice gift shop.

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okc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We were not planning to stop here, but had the time and gave it a go. The tour is not very expensive, but unfortunately our tour guide seemed bored and sped through his script. If in the area and have some spare time, stop in, otherwise I would not make a special trip.

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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent tour explaining the process of how they distill their Irish Whiskey. Great complimentary samples of the whiskey.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The BFM and uncle from Canada popped in to the Bushmills Distillery. I am so proud to say that it is the oldest licensed distillery in the world. It got its charter in 1608. We got plenty of pictures outside and in the shop. As we both don't drink we just went into the shop and I gave my uncle... More

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Houston, Texas
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Even if you aren't a whiskey drinker, this tour is very informative about the whiskey making process. If you aren't interested in learning about whiskey, then come for the delicious, Irish Whiskey. Oh and don't forget, this is the OLDEST LICENSED DISTILLERY IN THE WORLD, dating back to 1608. Very very cool. Great experience here. A must see in Northern... More

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