Please note, Northern Ireland is in a lockdown until 5 March 2021. Until then all non-essential retailers, visitor attractions and accommodation providers will be closed and pubs, cafés and restaurants will be open for takeaway only.
From tours to tastings, take a look at some of the best Irish whiskey experiences available in Belfast.
Self-Guided Whiskey Tour
Pick up a free map and follow this self-guided tour to spot hand-painted Jameson whiskey barrels positioned in bars throughout Belfast. You’ll take in some of the best whiskey bars in Belfast. The tour begins at the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre where you can pick up a free map or download it on the link above.
Traditional Irish Music
For the full Irish experience visit one of Belfast’s pubs featuring live traditional music and enjoy a nip of whiskey whilst listening to some of the city most talented musicians.
Look out for the calendar of events online or book a private whiskey tasting at Henry’s bar - a pub steeped in over 100 years of history.
Visit The Cocktail Bar at The Merchant Hotel and experience the Redbreast Whiskey Tasting Flight. Relax in five-star surroundings, by the fire if the weather calls for it, and enjoy four of Ireland’s best whiskeys.
The Friend at Hand
Visit an Irish whiskey emporium in the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. A unique whiskey off-licence combined with a mini museum. Browse the shelves full of the history of Irish whiskey, try a nip of Jameson, and treat yourself to a bottle of Ireland’s finest.
The Whiskey Walk takes you on a tour around Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. Experience a selection of Belfast’s best whiskey bars, a whiskey cocktail demonstration and tasty nibbles. Click on the link above for further info.
The Boilermaker is an American tradition which has been given a Northern Irish twist at The Dirty Onion – an old whiskey warehouse, now converted into a traditional bar. The menu created by whiskey experts suggests various whiskey and beer pairings. Available all day Sunday to Thursday.
Top Reasons To Visit
- Book a tasting session to learn more about some of the best Irish whiskeys
- Guided and self-guided tours to show you Belfast’s best whiskey bars
- The best spots to try whiskey and beer pairings