Belfast Whiskey Week Returns to City!

Get ready to celebrate and take a 'shot' of Belfast Whiskey Week 2024

The 6th Belfast Whiskey Week is returning to Belfast on Friday 19th July and running until Saturday 27th July.

Featuring 100 events, spanning 9 days in partnership with a wide range of venues city wide and delivering sessions with over 40 brands and distilleries, Belfast Whiskey Week celebrates whiskey and Belfast’s deep-rooted history and connection spanning centuries.

The Festival will also provide experiences for all levels of whiskey drinker, and even those who don’t!

Designed to cater for a wide range of festival goers, there are events across a variety of levels including introduction, intermediate and masterclass, through various experiences that will appeal to both whiskey enthusiasts and novices. The programme includes, whiskey tastings, cocktail events, theatrical experiences, distillery tours, sensory and fine dining experiences, exclusive dining and drink collaborations with well-known Belfast bars; restaurants, heritage walking tours, food pairing sessions and much more.

Join the whiskey Expo at St Comgall’s and meet the brands and distilleries pouring their whiskies for festival attendees to explore. Party with Belfast Whiskey Week at this year’s cocktail takeover at Trade Market. Celebrate with those making their mark in the whiskey world at the annual Irish whiskey industry awards. Festival venues were selected for their strong whiskey links and their love of showcasing whiskey, these include Duke of York, The Deer’s Head, Angel; 2 Bibles, Holohan’s Pantry, Dark Horse, Maddens, The Morning Star, Hearth, Trade Market – to name but a few.

Belfast Whiskey Week is delighted to welcome ABL Group as festival sponsors and is proud to partner with Whiskey Club NI, Echlinville Distillery, The Friend at Hand and the Duke of York, Urban Bar, Serac Ice and Three Cents to deliver Ireland’s Largest Whiskey Festival. Belfast Whiskey Week is also delighted to once again collaborate with Belfast Hidden Tours who will provide whiskey themed walking tours throughout the city and Irish Whiskey Magazine.

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. Looking forward to Belfast Whiskey Week, festival director Paul Kane said: “We are proud to announce details of the 6th Belfast Whiskey Week, Ireland’s largest whiskey festival. Over the years, we are pleased to play our part in creating an annual event for those with an interest and taste for all things whiskey, as well as to help open up conversations with audiences new to whiskey or who have considered it not for them. Belfast city is steeped in whiskey heritage and legacy spanning 300 years and it’s important to recognise and celebrate that. We look forward to providing a very warm welcome to attendees across the 9-day event and hope they enjoy the wide range of unique and different whiskey experiences.”

Andrew Galway from ABL Group commented: “ABL Group are delighted to join the 6th Belfast Whiskey Week as main Festival Sponsors.  We bring specialised insurance expertise and solutions to the Food and Drink and Hospitality Sectors so we’re excited to celebrate our involvement with local Distilleries, Bonders, Blenders and Warehousing businesses.  We look forward to welcoming attendees to the events and joining in with our friends and clients alike.”

Tickets for Belfast Whiskey Week start from £15. For further details visit