A simple description for an old image of one of the Irelands and the worlds most famous distilleries! Bushmills! The name speaks for itself!
What a nice photograph to warm the heart on this very cold Spring day.
The Old Bushmills Distillery is a distillery in Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. As of December 2014, it was in the process of transitioning from ownership by Diageo plc to Jose Cuervo. All of the whiskey bottled under the Bushmills whiskey brand is produced at the Bushmills Distillery and uses water drawn from Saint Columb's Rill, which is a tributary of the River Bush. The distillery is a popular tourist attraction, with around 120,000 visitors per year.
The company that originally built the distillery was formed in 1784, although the date 1608 is printed on the label of the brand – referring to an earlier date when a royal licence was granted to a local landowner to distil whiskey in the area. After various periods of closure in its subsequent history, the distillery has been in continuous operation since it was rebuilt after a fire in 1885.
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: between ca. 1865-1914
NLI Ref: L_ROY_03690
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Still basically like that except well hemmed in by other stuff.
Streetview 2011: goo.gl/maps/NTr8hJn41AE2
From wiki - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Bushmills_Distillery "... In 1885, the original Bushmills buildings were destroyed by fire but the distillery was swiftly rebuilt. ..." Is the photo before, after, or during 1885 ? There seems to be a big old stone building missing when compared with this slightly different streetview - goo.gl/maps/ziH8B4zjFX72
Here's a history of Bushmills (the town). From my understanding of the page on the Distillery, this dates from after the fire. (Though the 4 storey building may not have been immediately present.) It's also pre-1922...
this is great. very nice work! Like always National!
National Library of Ireland on The Commons
https://www.flickr.com/photos/omrisuissa Thank you
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] That history is useful, from page 18. It implies that the 4-storey "Duty Free Warehouse xx" (written above the padlocked door - thanks megazoom) was built from basalt after the 1885 fire - I thought it looked older. And the smaller buildings look in good condition, as if they had been recently rebuilt. The longer lower building with the two pyramid peaks is not yet built - that should provide an 'earlier than' date.
Wonder if that tank on the warehouse roof was full of water or malt whisky ?
Jose Cuervo the tequilla people... ungh I hate globalization.
Here's almost the same photo, circa 2007. commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Distillerie_OldBushmills....