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.
Just a short drive from Belfast you’ll find the Copeland Distillery, located in the small coastal town of Donaghadee where tales of old smugglers and ocean battles meet the shore. See the history unfold on a guided tour of the distillery, where Copeland crafts classic Irish and flavoured gin using their unique spirit-making methods.
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.
Gin Afternoon Teas
Treat yourself to an afternoon tea with the perfect combination of savoury food, sweet treats and gin!
Tipsy Tea with Gin Cocktails
Head to Babel Rooftop Bar and Garden every weekend for spirited afternoons of savoury sandwiches, sweet treats and sensational gin cocktails. This sleek bar and kitchen on the top level of the Bullitt Hotel boasts Instagram worthy drinks and stunning city views.