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

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Granted a license to distil in 1608

Bushmills is the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery.

Bushmills is home to the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery. Official records stretch back to 1608, when the area was granted its license to distil. Over 400 years later, whiskey is still being made in Bushmills, thanks to experience and craft passed down from generation to generation.

Bushmills is the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery.

Bushmills is home to the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery. Official records stretch back to 1608, when the area was granted its license to distil. Over 400 years later, whiskey is still being made in Bushmills, thanks to experience and craft passed down from generation to generation.

1608

Born on the North Coast of Ireland

We couldn’t make our whiskey anywhere but here. Our water, drawn from the River Bush, flows over beds of basalt rock.

Bushmills is more than just a whiskey. It’s a village, where family, friends and neighbours work side by side at the distillery. As we often say, “without the village there would be no whiskey, and without the whiskey there would be no village”.

1885

OUT OF THE ASHES

In 1885, a disastrous fire destroyed The Old Bushmills Distillery but we pulled together, were soon rebuilt, and back in full production to meet soaring US demand.

Bushmills' celebrated malt whiskey won numerous prizes in international spirits competitions, including the only gold medal for whiskey at the Paris 1889 Expo.

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We've been at it since 1608

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