Belfast Whiskey Week 2024

By Robert McHugh
Belfast Whiskey Week 2024

Belfast Whiskey Week will be returning to the city from Friday 19 July to Saturday 27 July.

The festival will feature 100 events, spanning nine days in partnership, with a wide range of citywide venues delivering sessions with over 40 brands and distilleries.

‘Whiskey Heritage’

“Belfast City is steeped in whiskey heritage and legacy spanning 300 years, and it’s important to recognise and celebrate that,” said Paul Kane, festival director.

“We look forward to providing a very warm welcome to attendees across the nine-day event and hope they enjoy the wide range of unique and different whiskey experiences.”


Designed to cater to a wide range of festival-goers, there are events across a variety of levels, including introduction, intermediate and masterclass, through various experiences that aim to 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-drinking collaborations with well-known Belfast bars and restaurants, heritage walking tours, food-pairing sessions, and much more.

‘Cocktail Takeover’

Visitors can join the whiskey expo at St Comgall’s and meet the brands and distilleries pouring their whiskies.

There will be a ‘cocktail takeover’ at Trademarket and the annual Irish Whiskey Industry Awards.

Festival Venues

The sixth Belfast Whiskey Week is sponsored by ABL Group insurance brokers and risk advisors, part of Brown & Brown (Europe) Ltd.

Festival venues were selected for their strong whiskey links and their love of showcasing whiskey, including the Duke of York, the Deer’s Head, Angel and Two Bibles, Holohan’s Pantry, the Dark Horse, Madden’s, the Morning Star, Hearth, and Trademarket – to name but a few.