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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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Really nice location. Even if you don't take the tour you can purchase some nice stuff and can see a lot of old pictures. AND you can get some nice stuff to drink! ;)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Really nice location. Even if you don't take the tour you can purchase some nice stuff and can see a lot of old pictures. AND you can get some nice stuff to drink! ;)

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Went on the tour during a very wet day in N.Ireland. The gentlemen at the ticket sales were very helpful and the area in which we had to wait was fine, with information and a video. The tour was average really, the girl doing the tour did her best to give information and share some jokes, but it wan't as... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Take the full tour , well worth it for the free samples alone .after eat a very good menu awaits reasonable prices . Good selection in shop of all ranges of thier famous products. Advise you not to drive after this visit. Samples may get to you

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Kilrea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I live here locally but if i have visitors from abroad i always take them here as the tour of the Oldest Licensed Whiskey Distillery in the World, it was granted its license way back in 1608 by King James the 1st of England (he of King James Bible fame). This period in history was during the Plantation Of Ulster... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The tour of the distillery is interesting and factual, without being over-long. As the distillery is a grain to bottle distillery you get to see the whole process. The tour price at £20 for a family is competitive - especially as it includes a wiskey tasting at the end (with soft drings for those under age or those that are... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Diageo, the owner of Guiness and Bushmills (amongst other brands), has done well by keeping this tour interesting and personable. The guide we had, who is at least bi-lingual in German, did a fantastic job of describing the distilling process as well as the bottling. Of special note was the bartender after the tour, who coached me on how to... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Cute area, good tour but I have to say we just got back from our trip a week ago and while we were there we went to three different distillerys, looking back I have a hard time remebering this one I am kind of indifferent to it. You are not allowed to take pictures. I remember thinking it was interesting... More 

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Galway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The Old Bushmills distillery is definitely worth doing for anyone who has an interest in whiskey, We found it to be very interesting and were delighted we did it. Unfortunately it was silent season when we visited but that didn't stop the enjoyment. Special thanks to Eve our guide for all the info and sorry for all the questions!! Be... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We toured the brewery early one morning. It was great to be able to wander through the facility and learn about the whiskey making. And shots at 10:00am weren't bad either!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

distilled three times not twice like scotch.......distilled three times not twice like scotch......Irish whiskey.....make this a must see...just like Giants Causeway....eat the seafood....drink the cider and whiskey...have a pint of Guiness.....how I loved Ireland

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