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Bushmills Distillery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“irish whiskey”(132 reviews)
“hot toddy”(62 reviews)
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

Quaint town with a lot of history. You know you’re there even if you aren’t visiting the obvious attraction because of the overwhelming odour of malt in the street!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank victoriasC808EP
Reviewed yesterday

This is more of a Mr. Whiteside review as Mrs. Whiteside is not a whisky drinker - shocking I know for someone with Scottish and Irish blood in her veins. We didn't get time to do the tour of the distillery as we were on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mr-n-Mrs-Whiteside
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awsome great history great whiskey best in my opinion 10 yr old malt just love it as a tipple every now and the mmmm

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank micmcgil
Reviewed yesterday

Good tour, when it was explained the all process of making whisky and the differences between irish and scotish whisky. In the end we tried 2 different types of whisky. A "must-go" place

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank travel_cook_diet
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting tour of the Distillery. Not too long but very informative. Our guide was attentive and humorous. The whisky samples were much appreciated at the end. Jerry was an excellent guide!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank helewal19
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was a really good tour. I have been to a few other tours including Jameson but this was better as it is a live distillery. You get to see the full process of producing the whiskey. A couple of samples at end of your too....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited bushmills distillery today with our two teenage children. We found it extremely informative and interesting. Our guide, Jerry, was pleasant, knowledgeable and funny. He made the tour an enjoyable experience. He was concerned for everyone on the tour ensuring they were well, not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank X200CFlouiser
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the tour which ended with samples and a beautiful gift shop. The guy was a comedian yet very informative and welcoming. We ended the tour with samples of Bush Mills whiskey highlighted with a complementary delicious hot toddy. Problem drinkers stay away.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank louisscurti
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jerry was a great tour guide. He was friendly and knowledgeable. Nile did our tasting. I highly recommend the tasting. We learned so much about the whiskey. We enjoyed trying 6 of Bushmills offerings including the 16 and 21 years. Nile was so great answering...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank paririsinger
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite whiskey = so I’m biased. But as you can see at my rating = they could do better!! The tour itself is very good and the whiskey tasting just fine. But telling you, you can’t take photos on THE WHOLE TOUR...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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March 16, 2019|
Response from froggy724 |
we have never been there, hoping to make it in May!
Michael L
February 26, 2019|
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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
February 9, 2019|
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Response from TheIrishtourguide | Reviewed this property |
Yes the tour is a great tour and well worth going on, but if you only have a short time you can just do a tasting at the 1608 bar and there’s pretty good food st the cafe, then there’s the shop and you can buy limited... More