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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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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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The tour tickets are on a first come first serve basis and unfortunately the afternoon we arrived, we were upset to learn the rainy day had sent all the tour buses here and there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour tickets are on a first come first serve basis and unfortunately the afternoon we arrived, we were upset to learn the rainy day had sent all the tour buses here and there were no tours left. As a token, the distillery offered a voucher for a complimentary drink (selection of 5 options). We also missed the private tasting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome tour with a great guide! Very informative and even as someone who doesn't like drinking whiskey it's a great tour to go on!

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my third whiskey tour and overall was informative and good. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable but also move the group quickly enough that it didnt drag on. Lasted about 40m with time for questions if anyone asked. The sample at the end was a nice touch with a variety of options. Store was decently priced with some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So having done the Jameson's tour in Dublin I was pleasantly surprised that this tour actually took you around the real factory. Very good guide and very informative

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Thank Stephen T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour is awesome! Please do not miss the opportunity to go. The company is about to invest millions which will likely alter the production process and the type of tour available. Free Wifi No phones or cameras allowed to be on No photography.

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Thank Carson W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Distillery is better than the Guiness Brewery in my opinion. If you visit during the work week and pay for the guided tour, you can actually see the distillery in full working mode! The Guiness Brewery and the Smithwick's Brewery are no longer working breweries. In addition, I love the tasting room because the employees know their scotch and take... More 

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Thank Karin T
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only had a short time at the distillery but what we experienced there was wonderful. The displays and atmosphere all excellent. But... A shame you now have to pay for the drink tastings. £7.50 for 3 styles. If it was free as it was 2 weeks ago (September 2016) we are sure you would get more sales of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Bushmills has been a licensed whiskey maker since 1608. It is located at the northern tip of Northern Ireland right near Giant's Causeway. Visitors can take a guided tour and have a glass of whiskey. Stunning scenery of the small town and the seascape. There is a restaurant and bar as well. Good for a rainy day or a respite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While visiting Portrush, Northern Ireland on a Windstar cruise, we took a taxi to the Bushmill Distillery in the town of Bushmill. There is a modest charge for the tour, but that includes a tasting. The tour was very comprehensive and informative and it ended in the tasting room. We loved the tour as we got to see how the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very interesting and informative tour. To get to see the process and actually smell it was more than a picture can do. The only sad part to learn was that it's not family owned, but owned by a corporation from Mexico!?

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