ABOUT BUSHMILLS® IRISH WHISKEY
Bushmills® Irish whiskey is crafted with care at The Old Bushmills Distillery in the village of Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. As the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, our unmatched malt is at the heart of all Bushmills Irish whiskeys and creates a unique combination of smoothness and richness.
The Old Bushmills Distillery is a special place to make whiskey. It’s situated on the rugged and beautiful north coast of Ireland, not far from the world-famous Giant’s Causeway geological formation. The River Bush, which runs from the Antrim Hills through the same type of basalt rock that makes up the Giant’s Causeway, passes through Bushmills before reaching the sea at Portballintrae on the north Antrim coast. The quality of our ingredients is vital to the quality of the final whiskey and water is critical to the process of creating Bushmills Irish whiskey. Ours is drawn from Saint Columb's Rill, which is a tributary of the River Bush.
The Old Bushmills Distillery is one of the few ‘grain to glass’ distilleries in Ireland, which means our whiskey is crafted with care in small batches on one site, rather than in different locations. This process includes all the critical stages of production – malt distilling, maturing, blending and bottling.