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The Whiskey Bus, The Northern Whiskey Lights

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - September 28 @ 5:00 pm

Step on board our Whiskey Bus from the 21st-28th September 2024, as we set off on an adventure to see our own version of the Northern Lights, as we visit every whiskey distillery & brand home in Northern Ireland.

Unpack & relax as we’ll be spending the full 7 nights in Belfast’s fair city, which once rivalled Dublin as one of the largest producers of Irish whiskey on the island, exporting millions of litres globally each year. Distilling returned to Belfast for the first time in almost 90 years in August 2023 at Titanic Distillers, which not only put the city in the whiskey spotlight once again, but also highlighted the incredible number of brands & distilleries in the nearby County Down, which boasts more distilleries than any other county in Ireland.

There will be boats, behind the scenes access & barrel sampling, all while enjoying exclusive access to some of the best known brand founders, blenders & distillers.

Trip Highlights

  • Private dining & tasting at McConnell’s Distillery at Crumlin Road Gaol with the Master
  • A speakeasy style cocktail evening with Shortcross Irish Whiskey
  • Private tour of the Bushmills Causeway Distillery with Master Blender Alex Thomas
  • Tales, Tipples & Harbour Cruise on a historical tour with Titanic Distillers
  • Exclusive sensory experience at Hinch Distillery hosted by Spirit Circle Belfast
  • Spirit smuggling boat adventure with Copeland Distillery
  • After hours warehouse whiskeys & dining under the pot stills at Echlinville Distillery
  • Private access to Two Stacks whiskey warehouse
  • Private audience with Brendan Carty at Killowen Distillery

Your Whiskey Bus Experience

What’s Included

  • 7 nights 5* hotel, bed & breakfast
  • Lunch or dinner every day
  • All whiskey experiences and tastings
  • All bus & boat travel between experiences
  • Shipping for up to 20 bottles (purchased during the 7 days)
  • Surprises along the way

What’s Not Included

  • Flights to Ireland
  • Travel & health insurance
  • Whiskey purchased at distilleries
  • Any other personal purchases


September 21 @ 3:00 pm
September 28 @ 5:00 pm
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Irish Whiskey Experiences
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