HAVE A TASTE OF IRISH WHISKEY AT THE OLDEST DISTILLERY IN IRELAND
Located in the north of Ireland, the small village of Bushmills is a must stop for many visitors, especially on their way to the Giant’s Causeway. It is also the location of the oldest working distillery in Ireland.
Established in 1784 by Hugh Anderson, the distillery has a long and rich history. In the 1850s, while most distillers in Ireland changed their grain, the owners were proud to stick to their original recipe. A clear winning recipe, as they still use it today!
For 400 years, Bushmills has kept to its main philosophy of handcrafting whiskey and involving the town community to produce a fine smooth Irish whiskey.
The biggest business boom for the distillery came in the 20th century, as the American market was coming out of prohibition at the time. Then in 2008, to celebrate 400 years, the Bank of Ireland put the Old Bushmills distillery on its brand new bank notes.
And if you wonder where you may have heard of this small historic distillery, it may be in literature! Bushmills Distillery was mentioned in James Joyce’s Ulysses in ‘On Booze’.
You could learn more by visiting the distillery yourself. It is open all year long for a fee, with daily tours and tastings available to visitors.View Northern Ireland