The below is taken from The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom by Alfred Barnard first published in 1887.
Avoniel Distillery, Belfast.
This Distillery is about half a mile from that described in the previous Chapter. The proprietor stands conspicuous as being unwilling to allow an inspection of his works - for what reason we are unable to explain. The works are large, and we learned from his son that the Distillery was built in the year 1882 by the present proprietor, that it is a Patent Grain Distillery, and that the annual output is 850,000 gallons.