Bushmills takes its name from the mills that were established along the River Bush. In the course of the 1600s many Scottish families were attracted to settle in this area and in the 1660s we find the names Carr, Logan, Tompsone and Wallace in Bushmills. The ‘Alphabet Angel’, a sculpture by Ross Wilson, celebrates the linguistic heritage of Ulster-Scots in the area. Bushmills is known worldwide for its Distillery. The first official record of whiskey-making in the Bushmills area dates from 1608. In that year the King granted a royal licence to distil ‘uisce beatha’, the Gaelic for ‘water of life’ (whiskey) in ‘the territory of the Rowte’ in County Antrim.
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