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Bushmills Distillery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world and exports its whiskey internationally.
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2 Distillery Road, Bushmills BT57 8XH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2073 1521
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Reviewed today via mobile

Micky took us on our tour today and it was fab! He told us he was only here 6 weeks but his knowledge was great! Definitely recommend!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome tour of the distillery. Learned a ton about how whiskey is made, and the main differences between Irish and Scotch varieties. Our tour guide Jerry was very engaging and knowledgeable. Picked up a bottle of 12 year old single malt in the gift shop....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NorthShoreMike
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While on my trip to Ireland I wanted to make sure I went to an authentic Irish Whiskey distillery for a tasting and possibly a tour. No better place than Bushmills! The tor was great with the exception of it was “quiet season” which meant...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Shelack33
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stevie was our knowledgeable guide and made this a really fun tour. We had fun meeting fellow travelers in our group and of course the highlight was a tasting at the end of the tour. You can buy distillery exclusives there and we treated ourselves...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sj_lincoln
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to pop in for a visit while passing through bushmills on route to the giants causeway. We arrived just before a tour was about to start and we got stevie as our tour guide. The tour was approx an hour long, bringing us...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank yvonnewin2011
Reviewed 5 days ago

we had a great day visiting the Giants causeway and the carrick a rede rope bridge intending to finish at the Bushmills distillery. However, driving through the town there were union flags brandished on just about every lamp post. just a few things you need...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank daisymaycat
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our friends brought us here to learn about the making of Irish whiskey. The tour was long and very informative. I had a sampler at the end. I got the standard and you could really tell the better quality as it aged. They don't give...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bphman
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can never go wrong checking out the Breweries in any or Europe because they all have there own stories and histories to tell. They all make their beverages a little different and the sampling is always interesting and surprising. I don't drink but will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Perry H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a whisky lover, and yet I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. An interesting mix of whiskey's local and world history, culture and science.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ofri D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the bucket list for years & eventually got round to having the time to go. Well worth a tour - staff very knowledgable & friendly & my husband certainly enjoyed the tasting session so much I had to drive home !

Date of experience: July 2019
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August 21, 2019|
Response from Fortiche | Reviewed this property |
Yes the tour is not suitable for children under 8 years old.
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March 16, 2019|
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Response from JS1538 | Reviewed this property |
At 8-10 they could certainly do the tour, up to you on if they might find it interesting or boring! The village of Bushmills is close enough for your sister inlaw and children to find something to do while you are on the... More
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Response from TheIrishtourguide | Reviewed this property |
Hi Micheal Just to let you know you can only book in advance if you have a group of 15 or more. If it’s only a couple or few people you just turn up and book the next available tour, sometimes it’s busy and you just wait to... More