Old Bushmills Distillery - licensed to distil
The Old Bushmills Distillery is the oldest licensed whisky distillery in the world. Documents from 1608 already prove the permission of the place to produce the spirit. The craft has been passed down from generation to generation over 400 years, so whisky is still produced here today.
A historical excursion to the Bushmills Distillery
in 1805, the taxation of barley hit the whisky industry hard, so that simpler raw materials such as corn were used. Bushmills bucked the trend and boasts of consistently producing only the coveted single malt. in 1885 a fire destroyed the old distillery, the building visible today is from the rebuilding of that time. During this time Bushmills whisky also received international recognition, such as the gold medal for whisky at the Paris Expo of 1899.
Tough times like Prohibition in the US still didn't manage to bring the old company to its knees. With the fall of prohibition Bushmills had already prepared a big shipment, the biggest shipment of whisky ever to leave an Irish port. From the 50s onwards, a golden age began for the Old Bushmills Distillery with successes that continue to this day.
The home of the Bushmills Distillery
The name Bushmills is derived from the mills, which are located along the river Bush in Northern Ireland. The river is also the source of the water used in the production of the local whisky. The spirit has also always been the heart of the village, a saying goes:
"Without the whisky there would be no village, and without the village there would be no whisky"
What Bushmills offers
The portfolio today includes 5 different whiskies, from the original, sherry cask Black Bush to single malts with maturities of 16 - 21 years.
More information about Bushmills
|Company Name:||Old Bushmills Distillery Co. Limited|
|Street:||2 Distillery Rd|
|City:||BT57 8XH Bushmills County Antrim|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+44 28 2073 3218|
|Fax:||+44 28 207 33272|
|Year of Incorporation:||1608 / 1784|