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Description

A working Distillery and Visitor Experience in the North of Belfast based in the Crumlin Road Gaol.

The Brand

McConnell’s Irish Whisky is a brand that dates back to 1776 and thanks to it’s re-launch by Belfast Distillery Company it is once again finding great success across the city of Belfast and across Northern Ireland. McConnell’s was Born in Belfast, one of the world’s great industrial cities, and will be synonymous with the city for many decades to come. Indeed, whiskey was once one of Belfast’s premier industries, back in the 1800’s it produced more whiskey than any other city on the island of Ireland. The team at Belfast Distillery Company is intent on restoring this great tradition through the re-launch of McConnell’s and the construction of McConnell’s Distillery and Visitor Experience in the heart of Belfast. McConnell’s 5-Year-Old Irish Whisky and McConnell’s Sherry Cask Finish are winning international awards and building the profile of our portfolio in global spirits markets. Our two current expressions are available in nearly 30 markets across the globe.

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A legend is restored in Belfast. McConnell’s Irish Whisky is back in the city it calls home.

They welcome you to their state-of-the-art McConnell’s Distillery, where every step echoes heritage and innovation.

Experience their new home at A-wing, Crumlin Road Gaol and immerse yourself in the passion behind their award-winning whiskies.

Join to find out more about a brand born in Belfast in 1776, that is now being restored globally. You’ll learn about the distilling process and of course, taste some of McConnell’s award-winning Irish whiskies along the way.

McConnell’s Distillery also offers visitors a fantastic shop to pick up gifts, an all-day café, plus a fully licensed bar to enjoy after the tour. The distillery offers a unique setting to host your own event and they welcome enquiries.

They look forward to welcoming you warmly to the home of McConnell’s.

Where to find them:

They're situated in the A-Wing of the Crumlin Road Gaol. If driving from Belfast city centre, follow the brown signs to the Crumlin Road Gaol, continue past the Gaol on your right hand side, take the first right after the GO garage onto Clifton Park Avenue, take the next right into the Gaol carpark and continue straight down to the bottom carpark. You’ll see the entrance way marked by McConnell’s green barrels.
McConnells distillery logo
  • 53-55 Crumlin Road
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT14 6ST

Top Reasons To Visit

  • We are #restoringthelegend of the McConnell’s brand and playing our part in bringing distilling heritage back to Belfast city.
  • Discover the stories of the McConnell’s family, and how we are working to restore our rich heritage.
  • Worlds first LEGAL distillery built in a former prison, not any prison, a Victorian grade A listed building.
  • J & J McConnell’s whisky is multi award winning, worldwide.
  • Learn about one of Belfast’s major industries in a historic setting, the Crumlin Road Gaol.

Signature Tour

2.07 KM
24 May 2024 - 27 Apr 2025
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Learn about the restoration of this historic Belfast brand while exploring their home at McConnell's Distillery.

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