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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Bushmills Plans Special Whiskey to Mark 400 Years

They might not be Hannah Montana tickets, but you can expect the 10,000 bottles of a special blend of Bushmills Irish Whiskey made to mark the distillery's 400th anniversary to be snapped up very quickly.

Licensed in 1608 by King James I, Bushmills is recognized as the oldest licensed distillery in the world. The company produced 10,000 bottles of a blend of malt and grain whiskeys for the occasion. The plan is to distribute the bottles world wide ahead of the April 20th anniversary celebration.

Bushmills tested the waters for the anniversary blend in early December by placing 150 bottles for sale in the distillery visitor's center. It took just a few hours for the bottles to sell out.

Bushmills distillery is located in Country Antrim, north of Belfast, where spirits have been made since the late Thirteenth Century.

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