Food & Drink

Titanic Distillers launch whiskey's return to Belfast

Given that its name is most (in)famously associated with sinking and ice, a whiskey bearing the Titanic name should have happened long before now.

Today (perhaps importantly not on tomorrow’s date), Titanic Distillers have, ahem, launched the first whiskey made in Belfast for almost 90 years.

Thompson Dock and Pumphouse - the home of Titanic Distillers – is in the heart of the city’s ‘Maritime Mile’, where the Titanic was built more than a century ago.

Visitors will now be able to walk in the footsteps of the men who made that iconic ship, in the very pump-house and dry dock that represent such an authentic part of the Titanic story and indeed the history of Belfast.

Those touring the Pumphouse will even clock in, as workers did a century ago, to view the workings of the distillery and hear the story of Belfast's whiskey tradition, why it disappeared and how it has returned with the city's first working whiskey distillery in almost 90 years.

As well as their Premium Irish whiskey, Titanic Distillers also offer Premium Irish vodka – and those tours, with a range to suit all pockets.