Old Bushmills Distillery
The Old Bushmills Distillery is the World's oldest licensed Whiskey Distillery. King James I granted the original License to distil 'Acqua Vitae' in April 1608 and since then Bushmills has been making the finest Irish Malt Whiskey here for almost four hundred years.
The company itself was founded in 1783 and in 1800's we find records of the S.S. Bushmills, a large sailing ship own by company, plying across the Atlantic with her much awaited cargo.
During its existence the distillery has changed ownership many times, but its tradition has going on. In 1972 it became part of the Irish Distillers Group who themselves were taken over by the Pernod Ricard Group.
Situated just a mile from the spectacular Giant's Causeway, the distillery lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty and rich in history and folklore.
(Text on request by Gianni Perotti)
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