Bushmills Whiskey

Bushmills Whiskey — Founded 1608

In Ireland, distilling whiskey dates back to the 11th century when monks turned wheat and barley into a mash and let it ferment. Whiskey is so enmeshed in Ireland’s history that the word itself comes from the Celtic word for water, uisce, its nickname, uisce beatha, meaning water of life.

In 1608, King James I granted a license to Sir Thomas Phillipps to distill whiskey…

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