Ireland’s largest Whiskey Festival returns

Ireland’s largest Whiskey Festival returns

The 4th Belfast Whiskey Week, Ireland’s largest Whiskey Festival, returns Friday 22rd July - Saturday 30th July.  Featuring over 100+ events, spanning 9 days in partnership with 14 venues city wide and delivering sessions with over 40 brands and distilleries. Designed to cater for a wide range of festival goers, this year’s programme includes heritage walking tours, music, talks, food pairing sessions and even a speed dating event.

Developed by Belfast-based businessman Paul Kane, Belfast Whiskey Week is a community led initiative driven by a group of enthusiasts from Belfast Whiskey Club. It was created as a platform for Belfast to reclaim its Whiskey heritage, celebrate its distilling history as well as look forward to the exciting innovations and growth within the region.

This year’s Belfast Whiskey Festival events include a blindfolded sensory journey, speed dating, cooking with whiskey, heritage walking tours, a steam train journey with a whiskey tasting session, local distillery tours,  food parings, a music programme, BBQ cooking with whiskey and a plethora of whiskey tastings.  If you can’t make an event you can pick up a ‘Taste of the Festival’ pack that includes 30 different drams featured at the festival, some unique merchandise or a choice of one of 6 exclusive festival bottles.

Belfast Whiskey Week works in partnership with Irish Whiskey Auctions, Belfast Whiskey Club, EchlinvilleDistillery, The Friend at Hand and the Duke of York. Willis Insurance and risk management returns as festival partner and Hastings Hotel Group as festival accommodation provider. Festival venues were selected for their strong Whiskey links and include Whites Tavern, The Duke of York, The Deer’s Head, Common Market, Maddens, Ben Madigan’s and  Revolución De Cuba.  Belfast Whiskey Week will also be collaborating with Belfast Hidden Tours and McConnell's Irish Whisky.



Prices for Belfast Whiskey Week events range from £5-£65. Day passes are available from £80, across a variety of levels including introduction, intermediate, masterclass.

For details visit or follow Belfast Whiskey Week on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube #BWW and #irishwhiskeyfest.

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