|Location :||Ireland, Country of Antrim, Bushmills|
|Region :||North of Ireland|
|Type :||Irish whiskey|
Coleraine distillery limited
Not operational anymore, but visitors are welcome at Old Bushmills where Colerain whiskey is produced.
Phone : 01265-731521
|Founded :||Distilling had going on in the Coleraine area since early 17'th century, although Coleraine distillery itself didn't become operational until over 200 years later.|
Old Bushmills Distillery.
Bushmills Co. Antrim.
At one time, the grain whiskey came from the now extinct Coleraine distillery near Bushmills, and it was comprised mostly of barley (something which is unusual for a grain whiskey, which is usually produced with maize or wheat).
The Coleraine distillery stoped making malt whiskey in the mid-1960s, and close down completely in 1978.
Other sources says Coloraine's own distillery closed in the early 1980s.
From the book 'The Scottish Collection' Classic Malts by Carol P. Shaw :
Previously one of the most respected of Ireland's distilleries, Coleraine fell victim to the decline and rationalisation of the Irish whiskey industry this century. Distilling had been going on in the Coleraine area since the early seventeenth century, although the distillery itself did not become operational until over two hundred years later. Its reputation was high in the later nineteenth century, to the extent that Coleraine supplied whiskey to the House of Commons, subsequently selling their product under the name of ' Old Irish HC'. But like so many Irish distilleries, Coleraine suffered badly in the twentieth century, eventually being bought by the owners of Bushmills. Production continued very intermittently, latterly in grain whiskey, until closure came in 1978.
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|Age :||? years old.|
|Remark :||Is blended from the Bushmills malt and a single grain.|
|Price :||42,50 at The Whisky Store.|
|LINKS..........||to official Coleraine or related web pages.|
|URL :||None at present time.|