bushmills distillery

Bushmills Distillery

Bushmills Distillery Irish Whiskey is made at Ireland’s oldest working distillery in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

History of Bushmills Distillery

The original grant to distil was signed in 1608 by King James 1st. There has been distillation on this site since then, using the unique water from their own stream and Irish barley.

Bushmills Distillery swept the boards at the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. As well as winning ‘Best Whiskey in the World’ (which of course we already knew!) Bushmills scooped 100% gold accolades in the global competition. These awards come on top of winning three ~World Whiskey Awards in London earlier that year. Situated two miles from the Giant’s Causeway, you can sample the award-winning whiskey for yourself. This is the oldest distillery operating in Ireland today. Distilling “Uisce Beatha”, Gaelic for whiskey, since 1608, the distillery offers comprehensive guided tours of the distilling process. plus a tasting of the range of whiskeys on offer is included. There is a gift shop on site.

Bushmills Distillery Tours

The Bushmills Brand Experience encompasses guided tours around a working distillery with all the associated sights and smells, tutored whiskey tastings, a specialist whiskey shop and a well stocked gift shop with exclusive Bushmills merchandise. At the conclusion of your tour you will be offered a whiskey or a soft drink in the 1608 Bar. Sound good? There is also a restaurant serving lunches and Bushmills inspired treats throughout the day.

The Distillery Tour Centre is open 7 days a week. The tour is not suitable for children under 8 years old or anyone with walking difficulties.

The Bushmills brand portfolio includes five award-winning whiskies: Bushmills Original, Black Bush, Bushmills 10 Year Single Malt, Bushmills 16 Year Single Malt and Bushmills 21 Year Single Malt. We also have our Distillery Reserve, a 12 Year Single Malt available to taste and buy only from the Distillery. The label on this whiskey can be personalised by the Gift Shop. All our whiskies can be purchased online (for UK and Ireland) at http://mail.order.bushmills@bushmills.com.

Bushmills is the only distillery in Ireland to make triple-distilled single malt whiskey. During your tour you will see the copper potstills used to distil this special spirit. The triple-distillation is at the heart of all Bushmills whiskies and creates a unique combination of smoothness and richness.


Bushmills is only approximately 52 miles drive from Ballygally Holiday apartments so book your stay today. https://www.ballygallyapartments.com/accommodation-causeway-coastal-route/