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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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12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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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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A 40 min tour of the distillery at £7.50 was a lovely experience with an engaging guide! I enjoyed finding out the different stages of making the whiskey. The smells emanating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An interesting visit showing the skilful process of making Bushmills Whisky. I would have liked more detail. Lovely flavours in the 12 year whisky. It was good hearing why.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A 40 min tour of the distillery at £7.50 was a lovely experience with an engaging guide! I enjoyed finding out the different stages of making the whiskey. The smells emanating from start to finish were divine! I personally don't like whiskey, we were advised to try the Reserve as it can only be bought at the distillery. It was... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the first distillery which I have visited and I really enjoyed it. Informative tour, nice old buillding, you can see everything from the seeds through he production to the packiging system. A very kind girl was our guide and she explained every detail. At the end you can choose a drink to taste in the bar. Prepare yourself... More 

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Beresford, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our guide made this tour!! He obviously LOVED his job and he LOVES whiskey ... He loves Bushmills. That said it all. And it was a nice treat to buy the 12 year old whiskey that is only sold there!

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Metz, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't visit the distillery but spent some time in the premises before going to Giant's Causeway We were offered an unexpected free whisky degustation at the bar, we ate a panini/mached potatoes+sausages at the restaurant for our kid, it was really good, quick, comfortable The shop offers great opportunities for irish souvenirs of high quality Would advise to go... More 

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Seaham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived mid afternoon and there were a number of people waiting to go on a tour which wasn't for another half an hour so we went into the gift shop. The shop is well stocked and they have an order and delivery service so you don't necessarily have to take any purchases with you. We bought some blackbush as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I this is my 4th time to visit and it us always interesting to see. They have improved the visitors center and it is very nice. Well worth the time to stop.

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Thank backhoe409
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very informative visit. Tour guide was very thorough and clear. Made sure to cater for everybody and that she was understood before moving on. Bar staff at the end also very friendly and helpful in choosing your sample! Took home a couple bottles of the distillery reserve to enjoy as well.

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Thank Nathan A
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not impressed. Arrived here on a tour bus for lunch. Whiskey Tastings were pricey (15 GBP). Was surprised to find credit card not working for lunch line (and only Euro notes accepted) but working in the gift shop (with credit card minimum); also poor exchange rate offered. Food in cafe was good and fairly reasonably priced but pricing policies were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our tour guide Amber was fantastic. Not being able to take photos once in the factory was disappointing. Whiskey tasting was a personal highlight. All around a fascinating and enjoyable experience.

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