The Glass Is Always Half Full @ Bushmills Distillery

The Glass Is Always Half Full @ Bushmills Distillery

Old Bushmills Distillery attracts thousands of visitors from all over world every year and, despite the end of tour hospitality tipples, it’s said some of them even managed to leave sober. The oldest licensed whiskey distillery in Ireland (opened in 1608) you will get a unique insight into the process that creates this special spirit enjoyed the world over.


A Legacy Poured from Century to Century @ Bushmills Distillery

The Timeless Tradition of Irish Whiskey

Nestled in the heart of County Antrim, the Old Bushmills Distillery stands as a monument to the timeless craft of Irish whiskey making. With origins dating back to a royal licence granted in 1608 by King James I to distil whiskey, this site has been home to an uninterrupted legacy of distilling for over four centuries​​​​. It is not just the oldest working distillery in Ireland but a living archive of Irish whiskey heritage.

The Bushmills Craft: A Blend of Art and Science

At Bushmills, every drop of whiskey starts with two natural blessings: the finest Irish barley and the pure, clear waters of the Saint Columb’s Rill. The mastery of turning these humble ingredients into the renowned Bushmills whiskey is both an art and a science, passed down through generations. Triple distillation in traditional copper stills and ageing in select oak casks give rise to the rich, smooth, and full-bodied flavours that the brand is celebrated for​​.

A Journey Through Time and Taste

A tour of the Bushmills Distillery is a journey not just through the physical space but through time and taste. As you navigate the more than 150 steps over the one-kilometre stretch, you’re following the footsteps of the distillery’s forebearers, becoming part of the distillery’s ongoing story​​. Witness the care taken at each stage of production, from malt to mature whiskey, ready to be bottled and savoured across the world.

Bushmills Today: Heritage Meets Modernity

Despite its storied past, Bushmills is no museum piece. The distillery has evolved, embodying a perfect blend of tradition and innovation. Owned by Proximo Spirits since 2014, the brand has continued to flourish, marrying time-honoured methods with contemporary approaches to whiskey making​​. The result is a range of whiskeys that are as much at home in a cosy Irish pub as they are in a chic cocktail bar across the globe.

Experience Bushmills: More Than Just a Tour

When you visit Bushmills, you do more than just tour a distillery. You have the chance to immerse yourself in the entire whiskey-making process. The on-site gift shop offers you a chance to take a piece of this heritage home. After the tour, relax and reflect on your experience over a cup of tea or a meal at the café onsite​​.

The Spirit of Bushmills: A Community’s Heart

The spirit of Bushmills Distillery is inseparable from the community that has built it. It’s a place where every visitor becomes part of the extended family, welcomed with the warmth for which Ireland and its people are famous. The distillery is not just a local landmark but a beacon for whiskey lovers from around the world, drawing around 120,000 visitors each year​​.

The Causeway Camper Connection: Your Gateway to a Whiskey Wonderland

A Toast to Memories on the North Coast

Your adventure through Northern Ireland isn’t complete without experiencing the rich aromas and deep heritage of Bushmills single malt whiskey. As you traverse the scenic North Coast, let the spirit of the land inspire you to create unforgettable memories. There’s no better companion for this journey than a Causeway Camper — where the comforts of home meet the thrill of the open road.

Embark on a Holiday Like No Other

Choose a camper that suits your style and set off on a vacation steeped in culture and tradition. With Causeway Campers, you have the freedom to explore Northern Ireland’s treasures at your own pace. After a day spent amongst the barrels and stills, retire to your camper, where the day’s discoveries turn into night’s dreams.

Discover, Savour, and Stay with Causeway Campers

Embrace the call of the North Coast and book your holiday with Causeway Campers. Connect with the landscape, indulge in the world-renowned local whiskey, and make your vacation an experience to remember.

Book Your Causeway Camper Now and raise your glass to an Irish adventure that awaits.