Old Bushmills Distillery with two
pictures of a former grain store and the kilns. The grain store or
barley loft still shows a big water tank on top,
although the tour guide insisted this building is — and
always used to be — a warehouse.
cycling through Dublin's Ringsend and Docklands area, I spotted an
old building in Windmill Lane, which seems to have been used as a
mill or granary of some sort. It clearly dates from the Victorian
Era, and many years later was used as a recording studio by U2 and
others. Windmill Lane is near Pearse Street, so the building could
be related to
Dublin City Distillery.
28th March 2005
News! Section launched.
I just returned from a Donegal
trip which also included visits to
Derry, Coleraine, Burt, and
distillery tour there was rather short this time
L, but is worth it, as the 12 year-old
Bushmills Distillery Reserve can
only be purchased at the premises.
Burt distillery, the only legal distillery
of some success in the poteen
stronghold of Co. Donegal, closed in 1841. Its chimney and a few
buildings still exist, and they are now home to the cattle.
Coleraine was once
noted for its fine Malt Whiskey. The plant was closed in 1978 after
malting, distilling, and bottling were gradually transferred to nearby
Bushmills. Its sad remains can be seen right in the heart of
the lovely Co. Derry town.
The story of distilling in Derry is told