Bushmills whiskey, Ireland

Bushmills whiskey, Ireland

This evening, I am focusing on Northern Ireland’s only whiskey distiller, Bushmills.

Key facts and information concerning Bushmills:

  • Located close to the town of Bushmills and near to the Giant’s Causeway and other popular visitor sites along the Causeway Coast. About sixty miles NNW of Belfast.
  • Enjoys a long pedigree. A licence to distil in the area was first granted in 1608 but the distillery as exists today was first registered in 1784.
  • Now part of the Diageo, international drinks group which includes about one-third of the Scotch whisky industry.
  • Production is about 4.5 million litres p.a. (A medium size distillery by Scottish standards.)
  • In common with other Irish distillers, Bushmills triple distills the spirit using ten stills.
  • The distillery produces a range of single malts and blends, viz:
    • 10, 16 and 21 years old single malts. A twelve year-old is sold exclusively at the distillery.
    • Bushmills and Black Bush blends.
    • Irish Honey, which is technically not whiskey because alcohol content is less than 40 pct.
  • A bottling plant is incorporated in the distillery.
  • Distillery tours are provided but photography is not permitted, hence limited range of images in this post.
Bar at Bushmills Distillery, Ireland

Bar at Bushmills Distillery, Ireland

Whiskey Casks at Bushmills Distillery, Ireland

Whiskey Casks at Bushmills Distillery, Ireland

Bushmills Distillery, Northern Ireland

Bushmills Distillery, Northern Ireland

Bushmills Distillery, Northern Ireland

Bushmills Distillery, Northern Ireland

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