Bushmills Distillery Northern Ireland

Ireland's Oldest Licensed Irish Whiskey Distillery

Bushmills Distillery is located near the North Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland and is the home of the iconic Black Bush and other Bushmills Irish Whiskeys.

The distillery is best known for its single malt and single grain whiskeys and indeed some might argue that it is closer in design and operation to one of the neighbouring Scotch whisky distilleries a short distance away across the Irish Sea. Their most famous whiskey is the iconic Black Bush Whiskey ; a blend of 80% Single Malt and 20% Single Grain Irish Whiskey all of which is made from “Grain to Glass” in Bushmills Distillery.

For many years it was the only Irish Whiskey distillery producing single malt whiskey which they also supplied to other well known blended Irish Whiskey companies such as Tullamore DEW.

Bushmills Distillery claims to be one of the oldest whiskey distilleries in the world and they can trace their lineage back to the granting of their original distillery licence more than 400 years ago in 1608.

Bushmills Distillery runs a wide range of visitor offerings including distillery tours and whiskey tastings. However, be aware that this is a fully functioning Irish Whiskey Distillery and tours may occasionally be suspended because of production constraints. Check their website or give them a call to ensure that they are open for visitors before you plan your journey and visit to Bushmills.

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Distillery Road 2
Bushmills BT57 8XH Northern Ireland GB
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Extended Opening Times 2017 Open – 9:15 Close – 17:45 Last tour commences at 17:00 Gift Shop closes at 17:45 Days Easter Monday 17th April & Tuesday 18th April Monday – Thursday 17th – 20th July 24th July – 27th July 31st July – 3rd August 7th August – 10th August 14th August – 17th August 21nd August – 24th August & 28th August Closed Dates Wednesday 12th July 22nd December 2017 – 1st January 2018 inclusive Re-opening 2nd January 2018