Whiskey Club launches!

27th September 2016

Belfast Whiskey Walk underway

Whiskey, Whiskey and a little more Whiskey.

We were pretty busy last Wednesday 21st September when we officially kicked off Whiskey Club with a Belfast Whiskey Walk and a Whiskey Tasting Experience in The Merchant Hotel with Master Blender Billy Leighton.

Belfast Whiskey Walk

Cocktail demonstration in The National
Cocktail demonstration in The National Grand Cafe and Bar

First off we had the inaugural Belfast Whiskey Walk, with Taste and Tour NI, which took guests on a journey around Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, enjoying 8 very different styles of Irish Whiskey in a selection of Belfast’s best Whiskey Bars.

Joe Magowan, Irish Whiskey Ambassador, shared his Whiskey Wisdom and fielded many tough questions over the course of the evening with great aplomb. The team behind the award-winning Belfast Food Tour, Taste and Tour NI, gave guests an insight into the history of the areas and bars we visited.

The evening included nibbles, mixed whiskey drinks, neat whiskey, beer pairing, a cocktail demonstration and finished with a premium whiskey flight.

Fancy going on a Belfast Whiskey Walk?

Tickets are £60 per person. Visit www.tasteandtour.co.uk to find out more and to purchase tickets.

Five Star Whiskey Tasting Experience

Billy Leighton, Master Blender
Billy Leighton, Master Blender


Eight lucky Whiskey Club Members were treated to a very exclusive Whiskey Tasting Experience with Master Blender Billy Leighton in the opulent Merchant Hotel.

Billy shared fascinating stories about his whiskey blending experience and history and took guests through unique whiskey tasting explaining exactly what flavours and nuances he set out to achieve in his blends. He even brought up a bottle of 22 year old Madeira Cask Whiskey from the Midleton Distillery for Whiskey Club members to try.

Thanks to the Whiskey Club members who attended the evening and for fielding some great questions.

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