Who makes it? The Bushmills Old Distillery Company that is located in Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Surprisingly smooth neat, with a little ice it smoothed it out even further. At about 22 bucks a bottle it well worth your hard earned dollars.
It is a triple-distilled malt whiskey with light Irish grain aged at least 5 years in American bourbon and Spanish Oloroso sherry casks.
A little history, in 1608 a license was granted to Sir Thomas Phillips (an Irish adventurer) by King James I to distil whiskey. In 1890, a steamship owned and operated by the distillery, SS Bushmills, made its maiden voyage across the Atlantic to deliver Bushmills to America.