Our distilleries have a world-class reputation with Jawbox, Shortcross and Belfast 1912 gins among the some of the names made here. Take a tour then enjoy a local gin and tonic.
Rademon Estate is the birthplace of Shortcross Gin, Northern Ireland’s first craft gin and now the most awarded gin in the island of Ireland. Book a guided tour to learn about how it’s created; they harvest local botanicals and use fresh water from the distillery well to create its smooth and aromatic taste. Then enjoy a drink in Shortcross Gin Bar and browse in the Distillery Shop.
Belfast Gin and Spirits School
Why not try making your own gin at the Belfast Gin and Spirits School? You’ll have the chance to blend your own recipe using a base spirit and botanicals to create a drink you can take home. The school is located 39 Gordon Street and offers classes in whiskey, rum and calvados too. Enjoy bespoke cocktails as part of the experience, along with gin-infused sweet treats.
Belfast Artisan Gin School
Belfast Artisan Gin School are based at The Crown & Shamrock Inn, an authentic, traditional pub. Local family run for four generations the bar displays fabulous artefacts and photos of the local area.
Belfast Gin Jaunt
Join Taste and Tour NI for the Belfast Gin Jaunt, Northern Ireland’s first gin tour! Starting at the Crown Liquor Saloon, a historic Victorian gin palace, you’ll visit five different bars and have the chance to sample seven gins. The tour visits Belfast’s top gin joints and ends the lively Cathedral Quarter.