A unique whiskey-making tradition lives on at Ireland's oldest working distillery. King James I grants Sir Thomas Phillips a royal licence to distil ‘uisce beatha’, the gaelic for 'water of life', or whiskey as we know it today, in 'the territory of the Rowte' in Co. Antrim. This is the first official recorded evidence of whiskey-making in the area that was to become Bushmills. Despite its name and as ancient as it is, 'Old Bushmills' is not just an old distillery. It's alive, proud of its 400 year heritage and looking towards the future.