Ireland's Oldest Licensed Distillery

The Old Bushmills Distillery is situated on the rugged and beautiful north coast of Ireland in the village of Bushmills.

Get to know a little bit about the place we call home.

The River Bush, which runs from the Antrim Hills through the same type of basalt rock that makes up the Giant’s Causeway, passes through Bushmills before reaching the sea at Portballintrae on the north Antrim coast.

The Old Bushmills Distillery is a ‘grain to glass’ distillery because our whiskey is handcrafted in small batches on one site, rather than in different locations. Distilled in copper pot stills – Bushmills was one of the first distillerys in the world to make both single malts and blended whiskeys.

A Bit About The Process

This process includes all the critical stages of production – malt distilling, maturing, blending and bottling. The Old Bushmills Distillery is one of the few grain to glass distilleries in Ireland.

Maturation occurs in the best American bourbon barrels, Spanish sherry casks, Madeira casks or Port barrels – all sourced from selected cooperages, bodegas and distilleries with which Bushmills has partnered for generations.

To discover how we craft Bushmills Irish Whisey, come visit us for a distillery tour. We also offer private tours and tasting experiences. Check out our Distillery Tours page for more info.

And of course, don't forget the whiskey.

Toasting with a dram of Bushmills Irish Whiskey is a great way to celebrate Irish heritage – after all it’s the oldest working distillery in Ireland. We've been at it Since 1608.

we've been at it since 1608

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