In the small village of Bushmills, settled on the banks of the river you'll find The Old Bushmills distillery, the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery. Official records stretch back to 1608, when the area was granted its license to distil. Bushmills is one of the few distilleries in Ireland to use 100% malted barley to handcraft triple-distilled whiskey, which creates the smooth taste that is their house style.
They are committed to small batch blending – using just 10 copper pot stills to produce limited batches every time. Overseen by Master Distiller, Colum Egan, and Master Blender, Helen Mulholland, the distillery is ‘grain-to-glass’, meaning that every part of the process is crafted on site, from the mashing through to distillation and bottling.