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When you’re ready to sample some legendary whiskey, head to Bushmills Distillery.
Located in northern Ireland, your Bushmills Distillery tour isn’t just a stroll through an active liquor factory—it’s actually an exploration of the oldest distillery in the world. In 1608, Bushmills was the first to be granted a whiskey license. It’s been producing “the water of life” ever since, despite a number of challenges, including the malt tax of the 1850s and a catastrophic fire in 1885. Following the latter incident, Bushmills Distillery rebuilt and quickly got back to producing its alcoholic beverages.
Bushmills Distillery still produces a number of Irish whiskeys on-site, but has also turned into a popular tourist destination for whiskey lovers and those who are curious about local history. Bushmills Distillery sightseeing includes a visit to the Mixing Room, where ingredients begin their journey toward whiskey. The Fermentation Hall is where the yeast is added to the mixture, and then there’s the Distillery itself, which is home to numerous copper pot stills. These items combined give Bushmills its unique taste, and are featured prominently on the brand’s label. You can also check out the Cask Room and Bottling Room, among others. Don’t forget to say hello to the Grey Lady, a reportedly friendly spirit that supposedly inhabits the grounds.
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