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Five places to celebrate World Whiskey Day in Belfast

Whiskey lovers will celebrate World Whiskey Day this weekend and there are plenty of places in Belfast to enjoy the occasion.

The worldwide event is intended to raise a glass to the best whiskey in the world and in Belfast we are spoilt for choice in both tipple and venue.

Not only are we home to some of the best bars, our home-grown whiskey is considered the best by local and international experts.

So whether you are enjoying a glass of Bushmills Irish Whiskey or something from further afield, here are five top venues to enjoy the day.

The Gallery – Dublin Rd, Belfast

Officially opened this week, you may not have checked out the ground-floor space of ‘Belfast’s newest masterpiece’. The team at The Gallery appreciate the finer things in life, from quality design to fine art to Irish whiskey.

Ask the bartenders for the venue’s most impressive signature serve, whiskey finely combined with port syrup and soda and dressed with a flavoursome and intensely fruity burnt orange peel.

APOC – 1 Goose Entry, Belfast

Owner Anthony Farrell and his expert team have brought the Irish whiskey experience to another level with their marriage of stimulating whiskey serves and the secretive, speak-easy feel of this secluded venue.

On arrival, the bartenders will chat you through your preferences and create a serve that appeals to your unique tastes, whether it be a classic like an Old Fashioned or something a little more adventurous.

The Filthy Quarter – 45 Dublin Rd, Belfast

Impressively laid-back and uniquely charming, The Filthy Quarter has mastered entertainment with a range of distinct bars all under one roof, providing for all tastes and all occasions this summer.

The Filthy Quarter will host the first ever Black Bush Block Party on May 28.

The event will offer revellers the opportunity to enjoy whiskey inspired street food, specially-created Black Bush serves, live art demonstrations and a pop-up barber shop experience.

The Black Box – 18-22 Hill St, Belfast

Make your way to The Black Box for a whiskey and white lemonade, accompanied by a zesty orange wedge.

With culture on tap and the atmosphere laid-back and local, this uncomplicated serve will do the trick tonight.

Five Points – 44 Dublin Rd, Belfast

Whilst all the whiskey serves are worth a try, you might as well ‘go big or big home’ here so give Tammany Hall a whirl - whiskey masterfully paired with an IPA reduction and premium sherry with whiskey barrel bitters, sage and Bay Leaf Tincture to complement this serve’s fruitful base flavours.

  • Enjoy World Whiskey Day responsibly - for more information visit drinkaware.co.uk. World Whiskey Day takes places on Saturday, May 20 and Bushmills Irish Whiskey are celebrating with their #AnswerTheCall campaign.

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