2 Distillery Road, Bushmills Co Antrim BT57 8XH.
Telephone: 028 20731521
In 2008, Bushmills celebrates 400 years of local distilling history…a unique, unbroken whiskey-making tradition still very much alive today at the Old Bushmills Distillery. Just two miles from the spectacular Giant’s Causeway, the distillery lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty which is rich in history and folklore.
At Bushmills, the visitor can observe the craft and skills of making Irish whiskey. The guided tour includes the ingredients and processes, spring water from Saint Columb’s Rill and the finest malted barley, to the art of triple distillation in copper stills and ageing in oak casks. Of course, no visit would be complete without enjoying a complimentary glass of Bushmills whiskey.
Today, Bushmills is a well known name for smooth, distinctive Irish whiskey. The whiskey maturing process takes time, between five and thirty years depending on the blend. Often there are around 171,000 barrels on site maturing. Recent accolades include a review by the New York Times in 2006 describing Bushmills 10 year Malt as “the best Irish whiskey”.
March – October:
Monday – Saturday 9.15am – 5pm
Sunday March – June & October 12noon – 5pm, July, August & September 11.30am.
Last tour 4 each day. Last admission daily – Restaurant 4.30 & Gift Shop 5pm.
November – February
Monday – Friday 10am – 4.15pm
Saturday & Sunday 12.30 – 16.15pm.
Last tour 3.30pm. Last Admission Daily – Restaurant 4 & Gift Shop 4.15pm.
Tours run approx every 1/2 hour.
Children under 8 are welcome to visit the Distillery but are not permitted to join guided tours.
Groups of 15 or more, telephone to arrange your visit.
Closed Good Friday afternoon and 4 & 12 July. Please also check opening times at Christmas and New Year. On occasions, including weekends, parts of the plant may be non-operational.
There is an admission charge.
Price £5, child £2.50 (Children 7 years and under not permitted into production areas), Sen. Citz / Student 18 yrs + £4.50 Family £13 ( 2 adults and 2 or more children 8 – 17 yrs).