About The Old Bushmills Whisky Distillery Company
2 Distillery Road, Bushmills, Co. Antrim BT57 8XH
3 000 000 litres
Fire destroys part of the distillery.
S.S. Bushmills, the distillery´s own steamship, makes its maiden voyage across the Atlantic to deliver whiskey to America and then heads on to Singapore, China and Japan.
The distillery is acquired by Belfast wine and spirit merchant Samuel Wilson Boyd. Anticipating the end of US prohibition, he gears Bushmills up for expansion and increases production.
45 – No distilling during the war. The distillery is partly converted to accommodate American servicemen.
Bushmills joins Irish Distillers Group which was formed in 1966. Floor maltings ceases.
Pernod Ricard acquires Irish Distillers.
Bushmills 16 years old is launched.
Bushmills is sold to Diageo at a price tag of €295.5 million as a result of Pernod Ricard’s acquisition of Allied Domecq.
The 40 year old cast iron mash tun is replaced by a new stainless steel one at a cost of £1.4m.
Celebration to mark the 400th anniversary of the original license to distil granted to the area in 1608.
Reproduced from the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2009 with the kind permission of Mr Ingvar Ronde