Welcome to Bushmills

Granted a license to distil in 1608

Bushmills is the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery.

Bushmills is home to the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery. Official records stretch back to 1608, when the area was granted its license to distil. Over 400 years later, whiskey is still being made in Bushmills, thanks to experience and craft passed down from generation to generation.

We couldn’t make our whiskey anywhere but here. Our water, drawn from the River Bush, flows over beds of basalt rock.

Bushmills is more than just a whiskey. It’s a village, where family, friends and neighbours work side by side at the distillery. As we often say, “without the village there would be no whiskey, and without the whiskey there would be no village”.

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Recycling the tube packaging, responsibly

Learn about our tube separation feature

At Bushmills, we employ the principles of Design for Sustainability to improve the recyclability of our products.

Our tubes now include a discrete line of perforations on the back of the pack allowing the cardboard body and metal base to be easily separated from each other and recycled.

Our packaging allows you to make an ethical consumer choice and recycle responsibily.

Recycling of our packaging

When disposing of the packaging, please follow the "on-pack recycling label" (OPRL) guidance below. The OPRL scheme aims to deliver simple and clear advice to consumers on how they can reuse then recycle in their local area.

For UK use only. Please check your local market recycling standards for more information.

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We actively ensure our ingredients, materials, distillery methods and environmental efforts are as sustainable as possible by considering the end-to-end impact, from design and production, to transport and disposal.


Our whisky is packed in 100% recyclable packaging. Our tubes have the same distinctive look and feel, but it has been adapted to be easily recyclable at home.

Recycled Content

Our tubes are made with XX% recycled content giving additional life to recycled paper that no longer has the performance criteria for other applications.


Our tubes are manufactured within the UK minimising Co2e associated with transport.


The energy used to produce our tubes comes from renewable sources including one third through installed solar panels, at the manufacturers site, which produce green energy.


Our tubes comprise of a paper body and metal base and lid. The two materials have amongst the highest recycling rates of any readily used to make packaging. They require no specialist processing to recycle and are widely recovered globally.

We're not good because we're old, we're old because we're good.
Colum Egan, Master Distiller

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We are the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery. Over 400 years later, whiskey is still being made in Bushmills, thanks to experience and craft passed down from generation to generation.

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