The Old Bushmills Distillery

4 star Visitor Attraction
Bushmills Irish Whiskey is made at Ireland’s oldest working distillery in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The brand portfolio includes five award-winning whiskeys: Bushmills, Black Bush, Bushmills 10 year Malt, 16 year Malt and 21 year Malt. Bushmills is the only distillery in Ireland to make triple-distilled malt whiskey. This is at the heart of all Bushmills whiskeys and creates a unique combination of smoothness and richness.

In 2008 Bushmills celebrated the 400th anniversary of the original licence to distil whiskey granted to the Bushmills area in 1608. The distillery marked the occasion with the release of a limited edition Irish whiskey of exceptional smoothness, Bushmills 1608. Bushmills Irish Whiskey is owned by Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business. With its global vision, and local marketing focus, Diageo brings to consumers an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across the spirits, wine and beer.

Watch whiskey making take place and enjoy a wee taster too as we unlock the secrets of 400 years of distilling at the home of Irish whiskey. For the ultimate Bushmills experience call +44 (0) 28 207 33218 or +44 (0)28 207 33272 or email

There are no set tour times except for groups who book in advance. Groups booked in advance will have set tour times. Last bookable tour time for groups - 1pm. There are no Sunday group bookings taken.

Duration of formal tour: 45 - 60 minutes

Children under 8 years old are welcome to visit the Distillery but are not permitted to join guided tours.

The tour is not suitable for persons with walking difficulties or wheelchair users.

For security and safety reasons we do not permit large back packs to be carried on tour.
Back packs, luggage or motorcycle helmets cannot be stored.

We are now open Monday to Saturday 9.15am to 5pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm. The last tour each day will be at 4pm.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.


An admission charge applies for the guided tour and tasting

Opening times:

Please contact the Distillery directly to confirm opening times.

Spring/Summer 2014 Opening Hours
1st March – 31st October 2014
Monday to Saturday
Open: 9:15 -16:45 (Last admission to Gift Shop)
Last Tour 16:00
Open 12:00 – 16:45 (Last Admission to Gift Shop)
Last Tour 16:00
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Winter Opening Hours
January/February/November/December 2014
Monday – Saturday
Open: 10.00 Last tour: 15.30
Last admission (Gift Shop): 16.45
Open: 12.00 Last Tour: 15.30
Last admission (Gift Shop): 16.45
12rh June
12th July
23rd December 2014 - 1st January 2015

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Giant's Causeway Visitor Information Centre
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