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McConnell's Distillery & Visitor Experience

Crumlin Road Gaol, 53-55 Crumlin Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT14 6ST
A couple preparing cocktails at McConnell's Distillery.

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McConnell’s Distillery, located in the historic A-wing of Crumlin Road gaol in Belfast.

This state-of-the-art distillery in the heart of North Belfast is housed within a restored listed building. Offering guided tours that uncover the unique  history of an iconic Belfast brand, McConnell’s Irish Whisky, you'll hear the stories of Belfast's illustrious distilling past and learn about a brand that began in Belfast in 1776, but is now being restored globally.  You'll learn about the distilling process and of course, taste some of McConnell’s award-winning Irish whiskies along the way.

Mc'Connell's Signature Tour -  You'll learn about the restoration of this historic Belfast brand while exploring our home here at McConnell's Distillery. Observe the process of making triple-distilled, single malt Irish whiskey and of course, sample some of our award-winning whiskies along the way. Tour includes a welcome drink, McConnell's 5 Year, McConnell's Sherry Cask and some 'new make', straight off the stills.

McConnell's Distillery also offers visitors a fantastic shop to pick up gifts, an all-day café, plus a fully licensed bar to enjoy after the tour.  The distillery offers a unique setting to host your own event and we welcome enquiries. We look forward to welcoming you warmly to McConnell’s very soon.

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  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Wheelchair hire

Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available - Guided tours offered on the hour, Tuesday - Sunday.
  • Open Mondays - Open Mondays from 9.30am for cafe, retail and general visits. No tours operating.
  • Open Sundays


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Licensed
  • Serve lunch
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Gift vouchers
  • Groups accepted
  • Groups catered for
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Online Booking
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Frequent bus services
  • On site parking
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Unique venue

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
McConnell's Cocktail Experience£45.00 activity
Signature Tour£25.00 per ticket
Signature Tour - Alcohol Free£20.00 per ticket
Under 18's (10 - 18 yrs)£15.00 per ticket

Observe the process of making triple-distilled, single malt Irish whiskey and of course, sample some of our award-winning whiskies along the way. Tour includes a welcome drink, McConnell's 5 Year, McConnell's Sherry Cask and some 'new make', straight off the stills. Or why not check out our McConnell's Cocktail Experience? You'll shake up a storm with our resident pros and enjoy two long serves plus a welcome drink, all in your private room.

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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday - Sunday09:30 - 18:00
Bank Holiday09:30 - 18:00

* Tours offered Tues-Sunday on the hour. Open Mondays for retail and cafe only. Venue hire enquiries welcomed also.

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