Bushmills Tweet Tasting
On the 17th June Steve Rush @TheWhiskyWire hosted the #BushmillsWhiskey Tweet Tasting event, during which we sampled the following four expressions from their standard line-up plus a bonus Distillery Exclusive expression!
The Old Bushmills Distillery is a distillery in Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The distillery is a popular tourist attraction, with around 120,000 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” (in a quote attributed to Victorian whiskey journalist Alfred Barnard).
All 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. It uses water drawn from Saint Columb’s Rill which is a tributary of the River Bush.
The Bushmills Distillery claims to be—and is almost unanimously considered to be—the oldest licensed distillery in the world!
A huge thanks to Steve and the folks at Bushmills Whiskey for a great line-up and evenings entertainment!
Don’t take my word for it: