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Embrace the spirit of Northern Irish whiskey

Northern Ireland is a land built by a giant spirit.

A giant spirit that builds cities, shapes landscapes and flows through words, music and craft. You’ll always find it close to hand, much like every discovery in this vivid, mythic place.

How better to embrace’s Northern Ireland giant spirit and to awaken yours than discovering the spirit of Northern Irish whiskey.

From the world’s oldest licensed distillery to newer, craft producers you can experience the depth and diversity of Irish whiskey category.

From the breath-taking Causeway Coast to the tranquil and unspoilt Ards Penninsula and back across the idyllic countryside of County Down, our distilleries and the locales provide the stunning backdrop to a journey of discovery where you can learn all about the making of Irish whiskey and savour the finished product.

Take a day trip from Belfast or plan a tour of all four.

The Old Bushmills Distillery
For over 400 years, The Old Bushmills Distillery has carried on an ancient whiskey tradition. Generations have passed down a handcrafted art, triple-distilling their “smooth and mellow” whiskeys. Visit the distillery, just a few miles from Ireland’s rugged north coast, and see how they continue to triple-distil 100% malted barley in copper pot stills to make a pure malt whiskey.

The Echlinville Distillery
Enjoy a real insight into the workings of Northern Ireland’s first newly licensed distillery for over 125 years and home to Dunville’s Irish Whiskey. Follow the journey of the spirit from ground to glass. Hear about their commitment to provenance and how they sow, grow, harvest and floor malt all their own barley on their distillery farm.

Rademon Estate Distillery
Rademon Estate Distillery is home to Shortcross Gin and a new single malt Irish whiskey.
Rademon Estate is currently made up of over 500 acres of land and dates to AD565 with the original estate house dating back to 1667. The estate is steeped in history from Rademon House itself, through to the original courtyard, cottages, workers bell and the imposing obelisk.

The Hinch Distillery

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