Northern Ireland

Bushmills Live 2013

Location: 
Bushmills
19 June 2013 - 20 June 2013

Bushmills Live, the two day festival of all things folk rock and whiskey hosted by The Bushmills distillery, will take place over June 19-20, and headlining the event will be indie folk rockers Of Monsters and Men.

All the performances will all take place at the Distillery itself, providing a setting of whiskey casks and pot stills in which to enjoy the music and a dram or two.

Bushmills 10 Year Old

The essence of Irish whiskey is the smooth texture, which comes from the triple distillation process. Bushmills 10 is a fine example; the rough edges, the fiery finish which you might find after just two distillations has been rounded and softened, giving a malt which is all too easy to drink.

£27/70cl; The Whisky Exchange, Master of Malt, Royal Mile Whiskies, Waitrose, and other selected retailers.

Bushmills

It's over 400 years since King James 1 gave the original grant for Sir Thomas Philips to distill whiskey in the Bushmills region. Many other things will have moved on, but the methods of distillation haven't changed much. Bushmills still distills three times, retains its elegant, long-necked stills, and continues to lay great store in its cask selection for the all important maturation phase.

  • Tours
  • Café and/or Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Public Transport within 5 miles

Hilden Brewery

On the outskirts of Lisburn just off the road to Belfast sits Northern Ireland's oldest independent brewery, Hilden Brewery. Just back from the UK in the early 1980s where craft brewing was beginning to re-emerge, Seamus and Ann Scullion converted Hilden House's former stables into their brewhouse. Having done his training across the water at Heriot-Watt, the Scullions' son Owen is in charge of brewing these days. He creates a wide spectrum of beers, from light ales to chocolate stouts, many of which are seen over on the mainland.

  • Tours
  • Café and/or Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Public Transport within 5 miles