Old Bush­mills Dis­tillery

Master dis­tiller: Colum Egan

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2 Dis­tillery Road Bush­mills BT57 8XH Tel: 028 2073 3218 www.bush­mills.com

Bush­mills Ir­ish whiskey, one of North­ern Ire­land’s most glob­ally-ac­claimed prod­ucts, has been part of Mex­i­can drinks gi­ant Jose Cuervo since its sale by Di­a­geo in 2015. Jose Cuervo and Old Bush­mills Dis­tillery are part of the Be­cle group. Jose Cuervo’s own­er­ship has brought a surge in am­bi­tion for the dis­tillery, which now has plan­ning per­mis­sion to dou­ble pro­duc­tion over the next five years.

The plans in­volve a new dis­tillery, boiler house, cool­ing equip­ment and bar­rel store on the ex­ist­ing site, all part of a £60m ex­pan­sion.

Last year the dis­tillery also re­ceived per­mis­sion to build 29 ad­di­tional mat­u­ra­tion ware­houses. In a strate­gic re­port ac­com­pa­ny­ing its ac­counts for 2017, the di­rec­tors com­ment that Bush­mills re­mains “one of the lead­ers in the Ir­ish whiskey cat­e­gory and demon­strated a good level of per­for­mance in its ma­jor mar­kets”.

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