Old Bushmills: Northern Ireland's 236 year old Whiskey Distillery
This evening, I am focusing on Northern Ireland’s best known whiskey distiller, Old Bushmills.
Key facts and information concerning Old Bushmills:
- Located close to the town of Bushmills and near to the Giant’s Causeway and other popular visitor sites.
- 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 Jose Cuervo, a family-owned multinational drinks company headquartered in Mexico City,
- Production is about 4.5 million litres p.a.
- 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, 12. 16 and 21 years old single malts.
- Bushmills and Black Bushmills blends.
- Irish Honey, a blended Liquer whiskey with honeyed pear and apple and somewhat sweet. 35pct alcohol.
- 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.