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Bushmills Distillery

2 Distillery Road, Bushmills BT57 8XH, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #6 of 10 attractions in Bushmills
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I know people rave.... but it is very much a modern business now and some of the charm is lost...even in the tour. if you love whiskey..go, otherwise you might be a tad dissappointed.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

Nice laid-back walk through of the production, aging and bottling facilities. If you care about whiskey, this is a big deal, otherwise it's a chance to see a bunch of food grade apparatus and a big warehouse full of aging casks. Hint: The distillery is in actual active production and bottling Mondays through Fridays, the tours on the weekends are... More

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Bushmills Distillery is an active distillery. A person can see from the tour the whiskey being made and bottled. The tour ends where the tour offers a free sample of the 1608 or the 12-year whiskey. It is also the oldest licensed distillery in the world.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

i went there about three years ago with the family and a group of friends we were holidaying at the bush caravan site not to far away the tour i suppose took about an hour and you got a few tasters of the different blends of whiskey at the end of it we found it very interesting visit learning all... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our mid morning tour. It was good to discover how Irish whisky is made differently from Scotch. Unfortunately one of visitors commandeered the guide at times....guides should be firm and address the questions to all. It was good to have a choice of whiskies to taste afterwards. I think I am a convert to Irish whisky!!!! Be sure... More

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Burton on Trent
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

As a family of five with three young children aged 6, 8 and 10, we thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Bushmills distillery. Myself and 2 of the children went on the tour around the distillery in which was very informative and the kids even enjoyed understanding how whisky was made. The staff were extremely helpful and informative and the... More

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Thornbury, Victoria
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We enjoyed the tour of the Distillery, but would not recommend going on the last tour of the day (it was either 4 or 4:30PM). We were rushed along by our guide and didn't have time to really watch the process. We were given our free whisky though and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Brill tour, very informative, learnt alot. Friendly tour guide and chance to sample whiskey at end of tour. Thought shop was good but whiskey seemed very expensive.

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Columbus, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

The Distillery is just a few minutes walk from the center of town in Bushmills and worth the "trek". The guide we had was very knowledgeable and a lot of interesting info is shared. At the end of the tour, you do get to sample some of their wares: I without a doubt recommend the 12 year. There is a... More

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Robina, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

We found it extremely interesting to visit a working distillery where we could see the process of making whisky from start to finish, including tasting the finished product. The tour guide was very informative.

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