Bushmills Distillery
Bushmills Distillery
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 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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David N
Paddock Wood, UK39 contributions
Aug 2022
One distillery is the same as another, no not in this case. Had to wait about an hour from booking the tour but they run every 20 minutes or so. Lovely chap called Andrew who gave us the tour, very informative, answered questions and had a sense of humour.
At the end of the visit all adults were given a tot of either Blackbush or the 12year old not small measures either. Good bar area which led to the gift shop. Some nice clothing and souvenirs all quite good quality and not overpriced plus of course bottles of Bushmills. At 10 euros per adult we thought it was very good value.
Written September 1, 2022
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Michael
Derry, UK2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
A very interesting tour of The Famous Bushmills Distillery. Andy was our tour guide today and he certainly made the tour both informative and humorous.

You feel that you are seeing history in action.

The staff are very friendly, the tasting session at the end of the tour was very enjoyable.

The shop offers lots of good quality Bushmills merchandise and priced quite reasonably.

There is also a wide range of the Bushmills product available.

Overall I enjoyed the tour and site visit very much.
I feel that I received great value for money and I would certainly recommend it.
Written December 3, 2022
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Chelsea S.
Cape Girardeau, MO3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
We visited with friends on our first visit to Ireland. It’s a very charming distillery with an insightful, interesting tour. Rickie, our tour guide, made the experience a delight with interactive portions of the tour and a tasting of the whiskey at the end. It’s was the perfect length to learn about how the whiskey is made and get to see the inner workings of the distillery. Would visit again! Gift shop was reasonably priced as well.
Written October 20, 2022
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Beverley S
7 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Tour guide Gerry was very knowledgeable about the whole whiskey process and a very skilled communicator. He brought a light touch of humour, engaging all the group, very entertaining. A brilliant tour, highly recommend it.
Written October 4, 2022
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Kevin K
14 contributions
Oct 2022
We took a tour on a Monday morning after staying in the area. It was great. Our, guide, Joe, had the delivery of a stand-up comedian while relaying all the facts we'd expect and want on a whiskey tour. The distillery grounds were cool to see, and my overall perception of the whiskey is still riding high after I had a dram of the 21-year at a nearby pub. Would recommend!
Written November 7, 2022
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Debbie W
Baltimore, MD19 contributions
Nov 2022
I loved the tour and the explanation of how Irish whiskey is produced. Our tour guide, Jerry, was very engaging and it was easy to see that he truly enjoyed his work. He provided a great deal of information while keeping the conversation light and enjoyable.
Written December 6, 2022
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Stuweb24
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates11 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Our guide was Johnny, great craic and very knowledgeable about the whiskey making process. The whole tour is about 45 mins, which is just about right, the process is very well presented. The souvenir shop at the end has some nice gifts and they are reasonably priced
Written September 29, 2022
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Eagle999
Angeles City, Philippines421 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
Booked this tour direct with the distillery at the last minute. Got the date wrong but the stsff kindly fixed it. The tour took about an hour, was very reasonably priced and very informative. Thought i knew a lot about Bushmills but learned a lot more here. And at the end we were treated to a dram of our choice. I have to recommend the reserve. Very smooth . A good visit highly recomended.
Written February 20, 2023
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turasoir1
Donegal, Ireland127 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Andrew was our tour guide. If there was ever a man who genuinely loves his job, this is Andrew. He was knowledgeable, witty, personable, and genuine. You knew that everything he was saying was based on real experience. I have been on other whiskey and distillery tours and I would rate this as the best, and the most enjoyable I have experienced. The whiskey servings were very generous - six 35ml tastings of six of their best whiskies. I would come back next week in a flash. I left very happy and very mellow !
Written February 6, 2023
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Jaro
2 contributions
Sep 2022
I booked a tour. You go in with a small group and you are guided through each part of the whiskey making process. Our guide was Norma, who was new but very knowledgeable and a great guide overall! What I loved is that they explain every part of the whiskey making and give you an explanation about why they do it the way that they do it. It ends with a tasting, which I definitely recommend for every whiskey lover. They sell some exclusives in their store which you cannot purchase anywhere else so choose wisely! Norma was a great host and I loved my time there. Definitely a recommendation.
Written September 23, 2022
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