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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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Rainy days please?

After visiting this distillery you leave wishing for some more rain so you can delay your departure. Go inside and learn about whiskey.

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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After visiting this distillery you leave wishing for some more rain so you can delay your departure. Go inside and learn about whiskey.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

1 hour lunch stop off from coach tour. Distillery closed for maintenance work. Just had time for tea and cake. Did manage to get a couple of very small free samples though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the tour during the "silent" season, which means that there was no actual production taking place, so we did miss out parts of the cycle. However, an informative guide talked us through the process and we got to see quite a bit of the working site. It did help that we got some miniatures, as I think that... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We where to late to do the tour and the tasting. The young man which did the tasting with us was very nice. I spend over £150.- and they wanted .-5 for a bag I do think that a is stingy.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are a scotch drinker, this is a must see. They are professional. The tour is not long and you get tastings. Check to see if distillery is open for a full tour. It is very interesting. You can buy scotch there and have your label personalized. A great gift idea!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were with friends on a private tour with City And Causeway Tours, and our guide, Alister Cheyne, recommended a brief stop at the old Bushmills Distillery. We have taken tours of other distilleries previously, so we limited our visit to the grounds and the gift shop. The gift shop is nicely arranged, and has a variety of good quality... More 

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Birkirkara, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is nothing that any whiskey lover has not seen, or know. But this is Bushmills,it is a very good Irish whiskey and one cannot miss a tour of the distillery. Avoid the silent season as otherwise you will be restricted in what you will see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We drove to Bushmills on a lovely, sunny day in May. The distillery was open to the public and the car park was quite full of coaches and cars. The tour of the distillery was very imformative and interesting and we had a wonderful hour's entertainment.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend visited awhile back said, go and see it, even if you don't drink. So we went with friends. We learns it was "quiet season" which means no activity, but they still charged but gave a mini bottle of the brew. It was 40 minutes of boredom and regret wasting the time. Of course if it were free that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped at Bushmills as part of a tour group although we did not have time for the actual tour - so it was more of a bathroom break and shopping excursion - which was fine. You can go to the shop and even the bar for a sample and to purchase your souvenirs. The area where the restrooms are... More 

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