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Bushmills Irish whiskey launches 'pursuing perfection since 1608’ TV campaign in key European markets

Posted on: 01 Nov 2022

Bushmills® Irish Whiskey and creative agency HAVAS Ireland have launched a multi-market campaign spearheaded by a new TV spot called ‘Pursuing Perfection’. Directed by multi award winning director Tom Green, it was filmed on Ireland’s north Antrim coast on the doorstep of the Old Bushmills Distillery.


Airing initially in Germany and Bulgaria from November, to then be rolled out across other European markets, the 60’’ TVC is part of an integrated, multi-channel campaign promoting the Bushmills Irish single malt range as well as its iconic Black Bush Irish whiskey.


Watch the film here: Bushmills Irish Whiskey YouTube


Bushmills is the oldest licensed distillery in the world, drawing its water from the River Bush in County Antrim for over four hundred years. This heritage, combined with Bushmills’ evolution and history of innovation, inspired the new campaign ‘Pursuing Perfection Since 1608’. It is to the landscape of outstanding natural beauty surrounding Bushmills and the legendary Giants’ Causeway, that the audience are transported in ‘Pursuing Perfection’.    


The ‘Pursuing Perfection’ spirit comes to life in the adventures of a young protagonist, Rory, beginning with a homecoming, a reconnection with family, and friends in the thriving surfing community nearby.  The passing of time is documented in a subtle changing of seasons, while the stuff of life – friends, relationships, work, and play - evolves along with his surfing prowess.  


The story is not about technical greatness or the conquest of a great wave. It is about a sense of pursuit rather than the idea of achieving perfection itself, encapsulating the spirit of Bushmills and the mindset of its people, living, and working together through generations. 


For the Bushmills brand, led by its iconic single malt whiskeys, the release of ‘Pursuing Perfection’ represents a major milestone. The Bushmills Global Brand Team are delighted with the production and confident that it will reach and connect Bushmills with consumers in key markets on a deep and emotional level.


Bushmills continues to mark steady growth in 2022 with notable acceleration in sales of its renowned single malt range and early success of Causeway Collection 2022 – Bushmills’ celebrated annual release of rare limited-edition single malts.