The Old Bushmills Distillery is a distillery in Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is owned and operated by Diageo plc of London, United Kingdom, and is a popular tourist attraction, with around 110,000 visitors per year. According to the company, a distillery by this name was first recorded in 1743, although at the time it was "in the hands of smugglers".
Some of the whiskey bottled under the Bushmills whiskey brand is produced at the Bushmills Distillery. A licence to distill in the area was granted to Sir Thomas Phillipps in 1608 by King James I, and the 1608 date is printed on the labels of the Bushmills brand whiskey.
The Bushmills Distillery claims to be - and is almost unanimously considered to be - the oldest licenced distillery in the world.
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Bushmills Irish Honey
Bushmills Irish Honey is a blend of Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey and Irish honey. The nose on Bushmills Irish Honey is sweet with very clear honey top notes backed with strong pear, apple, and an undercurrent of cereal grains. The entry is extremely soft and lightly sweet. It’s hard to believe at first that this is 35% alcohol / 70 proof. The honey is there in the opening but so, too, are the pear and apple notes, which are both quite strong. In the mid palate the grain from the whiskey begins to make its way through the sweet and fruit notes. It’s when all these elements come together that Bushmills Irish Honey really works. That moment passes, though, and the finish shows off the youth of the underlining malt with a slightly spicy finish that leaves a slightly sour honey-beer note on the palate.
|Region Produced in||County Antrim|
|Product Dimensions||30 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm|
|Storage Instructions||Cool and dry conditions|
|Manufacturer/Producer||The "Old Bushmills" Distillery Co. Ltd|
|Country Produced in||Ireland|
|70 CL Proportion EUR||16.76|