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Bushmills Distillery

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Address: 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills BT57 8XH, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 2073 1521
12:00 - 16:45
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Sun 12:00 - 16:45
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:45

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 great day out and great value for money. Had a very knowledgable guide (but didn't look old enough to drink!) and got a free Bushmills Honey miniature and and free drink at the... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Hincaster, United Kingdom
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Hincaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

A great day out and great value for money. Had a very knowledgable guide (but didn't look old enough to drink!) and got a free Bushmills Honey miniature and and free drink at the end too! It was great to see the workings of this old distillery.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

On a tour we stopped in at the Bushmills Distillery. We sampled the whisky, which was very good, and shopped in their gift shop. There is not a lot there to do, but worth the visit.

Thank 1Burgen
Baku, Azerbaijan
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Well thought-out tour. Been to many distillery and brewery tours and this is one of the better ones. Lots of history, tour guide was able to answer every question or stopped and got the answer from one the of workers. Really good experience. Gift shop had lots of choices, they offer a 12 year Bushmills limited bottle only available at... More 

Thank Arctic_O_Ring
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My friends and I chose to do this on a wet afternoon. It did not disappoint. Although one of the areas on the tour was closed, we were given a small honey whiskey to take away, great thinking. And you get a taste of whiskey at the end...the trick here is to go as a high group so you can... More 

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

This was a really interesting experience. It was great to see how it was all made and the difference between Irish and Scotch whiskies. Our guide was a lovely girl who knew her stuff, or rather whisky, and answered all our questions. We were given a sample to take home and also a free sample of our choice to try... More 

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Went here with McCoombs Bus tours. Had a lovely meal in the restaurant and very good prices - very busy with lots of buses in at the same time. Pleasant walk around and you could taste the whisky if you wanted.

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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

If you like whisky this is the place for you. Reasonably priced very informative tour.lovely aromas and to top it all of a measure of one of their many whiskeys or a soft drink instead.

Thank Anthony M
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Very interesting even for non-drinkers. At the end you get to sample the product. Though they would be shot glass sized samples, but they were a generous tumbler. No photos allowed inside.

Thank pgolden
United States
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

We stopped here for lunch on a tour of the Antrim Coast. The food is excellent comfort food in a cafe/bar called the Distillery Kitchen. It can get busy with tour groups but it is cafeteria style, where you go up with a tray yourself and get the food so it moves very fast and you don't have to wait... More 

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

We visited the The Old Bushmills Distillery during the Quiet Season which for 2016 is 4th July - 5th August, what this meant was that the distillery was having its annual maintanance programme which meant that some areas of the normal tour would not be included, although not the complete tour when we visited the tour was good and finished... More 

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