The Old Bushmills Distillery

Updated On: March 10, 2022

Old Bushmills Distillery

Bushmills Distillery is a fabulous location to tour if you’re a fan of whiskey or not! The Home of Bushmills Whiskey. The old Bushmills Distillery was granted a licence by King James the first in 1608 to distil whiskey – hence its special 1608 bottle. It is considered one of the oldest distillery in the world due to this license and it is in fine company with other distilleries around Ireland for the name of the oldest distillery in the world.

If you’re tempted by a Bushmills factory tour – we can highly recommend it. The video above shows the bar just off the Bushmills Distillery Shop where gifts are sold. why not consider a tour of distilleries in Ireland – there would be worst ways to spend a few days! 🙂

All of the whiskey that is bottled under the Bushmills name is produced at the Bushmills Distillery and it uses water drawn from Saint Columb’s Rill which is a tributary of the River Bush. At first, people might think that it is weird for people to visit this place as a touristic destination, but since it is considered one of the oldest distilleries in the world, the reason is then understood.


Have you ever visited the old Bushmils Distillery? Let us know what you thought of it.