Belfast distillery

In the middle of the vibrant Northern Irish capital Belfast, a brand new distillery is being built in the historic Crumlin Road Gaol prison.

How does Belfast Whiskey taste?

Since it is still completely unclear when the first New Make will be bottled, this mystery will remain for a while.

How is Belfast whiskey made?

The pot stills come from Forsyths in Scotland, but their number is as yet unknown. Some former employees of the Northern Irish distillery Bushmills could be won for the project. Production was supposed to start in 2016, but repairs to the building have delayed the start so far.

History of the Belfast Distillery

It couldn’t be more fantastic: In 2011, the multimillionaire Peter Lovery, lottery winner and former bus driver, fulfilled his dream of having his own distillery. Since 2015 the distillery has found accommodation in a wing of the former Crumlin Road prison in Belfast. An impressive complex from the Victorian era that now functions as a museum. In addition to Lovery, Simon Ray has now risen to become the main shareholder. Until the first whiskey of its own comes onto the market, Lovery is making a name for itself with the whiskey brands “Titanic Irish Whiskey”, “Danny Boy” and “McConnell’s Irish Whiskey”, all of which come from the Cooley distillery.

Belfast factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Belfast Ireland
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Active 2015 - Present Malt Belfast Not Available
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group