Thursday, April 20, 2023


The County Antrim based Bushmills Distillery, and its owners Proximo, have announced the opening of a new £37 million state-of-the-art distillery.

The Causeway Distillery, is part of Proximo's £60 million investment in its Irish single malt distilling and ageing facility at Bushmills, over the past five years.

Bushmills opens new £37m Causeway Distillery

The new 39,000 sq ft distillery, takes its name from the Giant’s Causeway, the legendary landmark just a stone's throw away, which has inspired Bushmills' whiskey-makers for centuries. The designers have sought to pay homage to this natural wonder on the distillery’s doorstep with a visually arresting structure made of local basalt and limestone, incorporating interlocking and geometric features.

With Bushmills' single malts experiencing increasing demand across the globe, the key challenge in extending operations to the new distillery has been to maintain the brand's essential taste and character. To achieve this, Bushmills has combined generations of knowledge and experience with the technical excellence of the new distillery and its processes.

The new Causeway Distillery deploys the latest thermal technology, which reduces energy usage by 30%, and state-of-the-art distilling innovations that have boosted material consumption efficiency by up to 10%.

Commenting on the news, Colum Egan, the Master Distiller at Bushmills, said: “We are obsessed with exceptional whiskeys - the ingredients, the processes, the wood, the ageing. Our second distillery represents a great step forward in ensuring generations to come will enjoy our renowned signature triple-distilled single malts alongside the innovations of the future.”

The investment in the Causeway Distillery marks Proximo’s commitment to accelerating the growth of the Bushmills portfolio, which saw an increase of over 10% in 2022 - passing one million case sales for the first time in its long legacy.

Posted by Steve Rush