The Old Bushmills Distillery is the oldest working and licensed distillery in Ireland, granted a distilling license in 1608. Unlike the Midleton and Cooley Distillery, who each produce a number of different brand whiskeys, all of Bushmills‘ blended Irish whiskey is bottled under the Bushmills brand and there is only one Irish Single Malt produced at the Bushmills Distillery.
The distillery was destroyed by fire in 1885 and rebuilt shortly after.
Historic Bushmills references
An afternoon alone in our “apartment“ eating olive sandwiches and drinking a quart of Bushmill’s whiskey (…) – F. Scott Fitzgerald, On Booze
Bushmills was mentioned in early literature, such as Ulysses by James Joyce and On Booze by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Over 120,000 people visit The Old Bushmills Distillery every year.