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Bushmills Irish Whiskey

About Bushmills Irish Whiskey

Founder: Sir Thomas Phillips
Year Founded: 1784 (The whiskey was made under a different name starting in 1608.)
Distillery Location: County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Master Distiller / Blender: Colum Egan, Head Distiller

Bushmills Irish Whiskey Essential Facts

  • In 1608, Sir Thomas Phillips was awarded a royal license to distill whiskey by King James I.
  • Bushmills was one of the only distilleries to stay open during Prohibition.
  • The Bushmills distillery ceased operations during World War II but was used to house Allied troops.

How You Should Drink Bushmills Irish Whiskey

  • Neat
  • On the rocks
  • With a bit of water
  • With club soda
  • With ginger ale