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Bushmills Distillery

2 Distillery Road, Bushmills BT57 8XH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2073 1521
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Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world and exports its whiskey internationally.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great tour” (164 reviews)
“irish whiskey” (121 reviews)
“gift shop” (154 reviews)
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2 Distillery Road, Bushmills BT57 8XH, Northern Ireland
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"great tour"
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"irish whiskey"
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"gift shop"
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"hot toddy"
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"single malt"
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"bottling plant"
in 37 reviews
"distilling process"
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"informative tour"
in 65 reviews
"tasting room"
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"premium tasting"
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"silent season"
in 23 reviews
"whiskey making"
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"great whiskey"
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"your choice"
in 63 reviews
"whole process"
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"black bush"
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"interesting visit"
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Having lived in Northern Ireland all my life I felt it was about time I did the tour of this distillery even though I am not a whiskey drinker. I found it to be extremely informative and enjoyable.The young lady who was our guide was...More

Thank kimbe72
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Reviewed today

Visited the Distillery this past month on our visit to Ireland. None of our group are whiskey drinkers, so we weren't sure if we would enjoy it but we were pleasantly surprised! The tour was very informative and not drawn out. Our guide was very...More

Thank NutHouseMama
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our tour with Shanice, very informative and fun. Lovely old distillery with some wonderful smells. Well worth the entrance fee as get 2 decent sized tasters of Bushmills. Cafe very nice and reasonably priced

Thank EssexYvonne
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After seeing Guiness factory in Dublin why not whiskey also! It is a short informative tour. Our guide was very good and it was interesting. No interactive museum it is a factory tour. They give you samples which were really generous and tasty. No photography...More

Thank Lynne H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

With a couple of friends we did the tour and the premium tasting. We had a great time and we learnt a lot about the whiskey and his history, a prefect way to spend a day in Bushmills

Thank Quest99921
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Tour is great, but very commercialized. Tours are booked backed to back. We had another group following us. The guides are funny, but well-rehearsed. Timing makes it feel like you don't have a chance to ask too many questions. Fun, entertaining, emanating with scents. Tasting...More

Thank nphair
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting location - I now know it is located in the town of Bushmills. Unfortunately we did not have time on our stop to do a tour of the facility; but the staff are all willing to chat and are knowledgeable. You will have...More

Thank MorticiaB
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to find as you drive up the main street of Bushmills- the distillery and its distinctive buildings are on your left with excellent and ample parking. We purchased our tour tickets as we arrived. Tours leave every 10 minutes and you are put into...More

Thank Felicity K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We caught an early afternoon tour that was fantastic. Our tour guide was good and took us through the steps of the triple distillation process while we made our way through the buildings. It was great to see actual employees doing various jobs. We had...More

Thank Bob H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We initially went to the cafe to have a late lunch: it is cafeteria style and the quality of offering aligns with what you would expect from such. There were a couple of gluten free options available and I went with a casserole - was...More

Thank bobjanh
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dambusterLancaster
20 May 2018|
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Response from StokeyTravels | Reviewed this property |
As it an active distillery their is a strong smell of alcohol and other smells that may be too much for someone with breathing problems
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froggy724
29 April 2018|
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Response from Ella18k | Reviewed this property |
Just ring the distillery and book we just did a walk in as there were only 5 of us we went in for the tour at 12 ish it lasted 45 mins max and then the tasting for as long as u wish u can so a tour and b out for 4 no worries More
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