Old Bushmills Distillery COVID-19 Update

In response to the evolving situation concerning COVID-19 and local government policy and advice, The Old Bushmills Distillery is closed until further notice. Please check back for more updates as they become available.

Visit the Distillery

Explore the landscape and terrain that imbue our whiskey with its legendary character, meet the people that represent centuries of knowledge, and experience our craft firsthand.

Distillery Tours

Discover how we craft Bushmills whiskey

2020 Public Tour Info & Pricing

Individuals and groups with 14 people or less will be allocated places on a first come first serve basis. Tour places are limited and subject to availability on the day.

Adult £9.00
Senior Citizen (60+ years) £8.00
Student (18 years + Student ID req) £8.00
*Children (8 – 17 years) £5.00
Family (2 adults + up to 3 children 8-17 yrs) £25.00
**Group (15+) deposit required to secure booking £7.00


Groups of 15+ may book in advance, subject to availability. Bookings taken on the hour and half hour between 09.30 and 13.00 only. No Sunday bookings. Please contact us on [email protected] to inquire about availability. A deposit is required to secure all bookings.

Tasting Experience

A chance to taste and learn more about our range of whiskeys. Please contact us for more information on these events.

The distillery may not always be viewed in a full operational capacity due to varying cycles of production.

* Children under 8 years of age are not permitted to join the guided tour.
** Deposit to secure booking £105.00 which covers the first 15 admissions on the day.

Visitor Information

Visitor Information


2 Distillery Rd, Bushmills, County Antrim BT57 8XH, United Kingdom

Winter Hours (GMT)

Jan-Feb, Nov-Dec 2020

Mon – Sat 9:30 – 16:45
Sun 12:00 – 16:45

Last tour commences at 15:30

Gift shop closes at 16:45

Summer Hours (GMT)

March-Oct 2020

Mon – Sat 9:15 – 16:45
Sun 12:00 – 16:45

Last tour commences at 16:00

Gift shop closes at 16:45

Additional Information

In the interest of health & safety there may be occasions during adverse weather that the distillery may have to close to the public. During these times, we frequently monitor the situation and re-open to the public as soon as it is safe to do so. We apologise for any disappointment that may be caused on these occasions.

Silent Season

7th July – 31st July (inclusive)

During this time, the distillery will be commencing its annual maintenance programme. Unfortunately, this will cause disruption on occasions to our guided tours as we may not always have access to some production areas due to the nature of the maintenance work.

Our guides will still fully explain how Bushmills whiskey is made during the tour. We apologise for any disappointment that this may cause.

About The Distillery

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

Learn More

We've been at it since 1608

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