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

Tour details


Places on tours are sold on a first come first serve basis


Booking essential for groups of 15 or more for both Tours & Tasting Experience

Tours: 15-45 people; Tasting Experience: 10-35

Wheelchair access

Visitors Centre, 1608 Bar, Gift Shop & The Distillery Kitchen

Children under 8 are welcome to visit but for safety reasons are unable to join tours.
Some of the tour is outside, so if it's inclement, coats or umbrellas may be needed.
No flip flops!

Opening times


Mon-Fri:  9.30am-3.30pm
1st tour: 10am
Sat-Sun: 12.30pm-3.30pm
1st tour: 12.45pm


Mon-Sat:  9.15am-5pm
1st tour: 10am
Sun: 12pm-4pm
1st tour: 12.15pm


Mon-Sat:  9.15am-5pm

Sun, June & Oct: 12pm-5pm
Sun, July-Sept
: 11am-5pm

Check web for Christmas & New Year opening and also for mid-week late evening opening during the summer


Good Friday & July Public Holiday



Adults: £6
Students & Senior Citizens: £5
Children 8–17: £3
Family Ticket: £17, 2 adults, 2 children

Groups of 15 or more: £5 per person

Tasting Experience


Get in Touch

Tel: 028 2073 3272/3218

Facebook: Bushmills Irish Whiskey
Twitter: BushmillsGlobal 

Old Bushmills Distillery
2, Distillery Road
BT57 8XH
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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.

Bushmills produces both blends and single malts – the only Irish distillery to do so. Tours run every day at frequent intervals, affording you the chance to see the distillery in action, followed by a wee dram in the 1608 Bar. There's also the chance to compare and contrast with a Tasting Experience. With this, you can try a nip of three Bushmills, alongside a Bourbon and Scotch.

For a bite to eat and if you arrive early before your tour, The Distillery Kitchen serves teas, coffees and light meals throughout the day.


  • Bushmills – Best Irish Blended Whiskey , 2010 World Whiskies Awards
  • Bushmills 21 Year Old – Best Irish Single Malt, 2010 World Whiskies Awards
  • Best Irish Whiskey – 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Fuller review to come following visit