Who We Are

We've been here 400 years and don't plan on leaving soon

Granted a license to distill in 1608

Bushmills is the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world.

We didn't make it this far by staying the same. Like the land we come from, we've endured through resilience and perseverance.

Weathering conflict, fire, and famine, emerging from each trial with a newfound strength and commitment to our cause.

Bushmills is the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world.

We didn't make it this far by staying the same. Like the land we come from, we've endured through resilience and perseverance.

Weathering conflict, fire, and famine, emerging from each trial with a newfound strength and commitment to our cause.

1608

Born from the North Coast of Ireland

Along the north coast of Ireland, where arctic storms rage against the jagged cliffs and where the crisp waters of the River Bush cut through volcanic rock, generations have passed down an ancient distilling tradition.

Bushmills is named for the mills that made the barley and the River Bush, which remains the water source to cut our whiskey to proof today.

  • River

  • Rock

  • Barley

1885

Rebirth in the Face of Destruction

In 1885, a disastrous fire destroyed nearly all The Old Bushmills Distillery. On the doorstep of destruction, we did what the people of Bushmills always do. We got back to work. We defiantly rebuilt bigger and better than ever.

Renewing our vow to our craft and proving our resilience, we went on to win the only gold medal for whiskey at the Paris 1889 Expo, once again affirming our credentials as a great whiskey of the world.

2010

Innovating up to the minute

In 2010, a truly incredible year for the brand, Bushmills swept the board at spirits competitions across the world, cementing a century of accolades. Now that’s worth raising a glass to.

In 2017, we released RED BUSH, a special new whiskey aged in former bourbon casks. Aging our rare, triple-distilled malt and grain whiskeys in bourbon barrels imparts a bold bourbon flavor to the whiskey.

Red. Set. Go.

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From blends to malts, there's a Bushmills for every taste & occasion.

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