Author: Peter Mulryan
Bushmills - Four Hundred Years in the MakingWhiskey distilling was first officially recorded in the Bushmills area in 1608, when a licence was granted to legally make whiskey in this part of Co. Antrim.
Four hundred years on, Bushmills is Ireland’s oldest whiskey distillery. Probably the first, and definitely the last of its original distilleries, it is the sole survivor of an industry that once reigned supreme over the whisk(e)y world.
Respected whiskey writer Peter Mulryan retells the story of Bushmills – an epic tale of alchemist monks, whiskey smugglers, ingenious businessmen and independent-minded distillers.
The Distillery has provided unique access to their archives to make this the ultimate guide to Bushmills whiskeys.
Photographs and previously unpublished material throughout.