Old Bushmills in Co Antrim is Ireland’s oldest working whiskey distillery. Come and watch whiskey making take place and enjoy a wee taster too. Experience a guided tour of Ireland's only "grain to glass" distillery and discover some of the trade secrets learned over 400 years of distilling.

Take a day trip to visit Ireland's oldest working whiskey distillery, granted a royal license to distill in 1608. Discover how Bushmills Whiskey is crafted in the small village of Bushmills, settled on the banks of the river. Family and friends have worked for generations to keep the philosophy that hand crafting small batches is the way to produce beautifully smooth tasting Irish whiskey.


There are no set tour times except for groups who book in advance. Groups booked in advance will have set tour times, the last bookable tour time of which is 1pm. There are no Sunday group bookings taken.

  • Duration of formal tour: 45 - 60 minutes
  • Tours run approximately every 15 - 20 minutes
  • Children under 8 years old are welcome to visit the Distillery but are not permitted to join guided tours
  • The tour is not suitable for persons with walking difficulties or wheelchair users
  • For security and safety reasons they do not permit large back packs to be carried on tour. Back packs, luggage or motorcycle helmets cannot be stored
  • An admission charge applies for the guided tour and tasting.