The Friend at Hand. Irish Whiskey Shop. Hill Street Belfast.

The Friend at Hand is a unique whiskey off-licence combined with a mini museum charting the whiskey distilling history of Belfast. Browse and buy from the biggest collection of Irish Whiskeys available anywhere and get exclusive access to our own brand 13yr old whiskeys.

The Finest Collection of Irish Whiskey

The Friend at Hand boasts a collection of 600 Irish Whiskeys but more than half of them are Never, Never, Never For Sale. Or are they.

The Friend at Hand boasts a collection of 600 Irish Whiskeys but more than half of them are Never, Never, Never For Sale. Or are they.

THE FRIEND AT HAND’S OWN 13YO IRISH WHISKEY SERIES

Friend At Hand Belfast reconciliation Whiskey

WHISKEY #1

RECONCILIATION

  • 13 Years
  • SINGLE MALT

To reconcile is to put aside our differences, to have enough courage to extend the hand of friendship or the strength of character to accept The Friend ta Hand.

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WHISKEY #2

BRUCE’S SHARE

  • 13 Years
  • SINGLE MALT

When you mature whiskey the angels take their share, but in memory of a generous Belfast boy we give back more than the angels ever took. So kindly raise a glass to Bruce and savour every drop.

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Friend At Hand Belfast Bruces Share Whiskey
Friend At Hand Belfast pride not prejudice Whiskey

WHISKEY #3

PRIDE NOT PREJUDICE

  • 13 Years
  • SINGLE MALT

When we take pride in who we are and rejext the prejudice of others towards us, we show true strength of character and stake a claim for equality – for ourselves and for everyone.

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WHISKEY #4

PRO TANTO QUID RETRIBUAMUS

  • 13 Years
  • SINGLE MALT

What shall we give in return for so much? The indomitable spirit that shapes and drives us all.

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Friend At Hand Belfast protanto quid retribuamus Whiskey
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WHISKEY #5

THE DARK HORSE, HALF BAP

  • 13 Years
  • SINGLE MALT

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WHISKEY #6

GIRONA GOLD

  • 13 Years
  • SINGLE MALT

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WHISKEY #7

SEVEN DEADLY SINS

  • 13 Years
  • SINGLE MALT

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NOT OURS, STILL NICE

Powers Whiskey Friend at hand exclusive

Powers

POWERS EXCLUSIVE

  • 14 Years
  • SINGLE MALT

Complex. Curious. Brave. Much like Belfast itself, this special Powers single cask release is a meeting of minds and strong characters. One of a kind. Never to be recreated. A true Friend at Hand.

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Redbrest Whiskey Friend at hand exclusive

Redbreast

REDBREST THE LONG WAIT

  • 25 Years
  • SINGLE POT STILL

If patience is a virtue then Belfast is the most virtuous city around. We are well practiced at waiting. Waiting for peace. Waiting for the rain to stop. For the perfect whiskey to mature. For the Rugby World Cup to find its home in Ireland. This Readbreast All Sherry Single Cask has been matured for 25 years and has been hand selected by Master Blender, Billy Leighton in collaboration with Willie Jack from The Friend at Hand. The Long Wait is in honour or our city’s long waiting game.

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IMAGES OF THE FRIEND AT HAND HILL STREET, BELFAST

Private Tastings at The Friend at Hand

AN EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED

AVAILABLE MON–SAT

MINIMUM 4 PEOPLE

Email friendathand@dukeofyorkbelfast.com or call us on 028 9023 7807.

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How to find us

  • The Friend At Hand
  • 35-43 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2PB

T: 028 9032 9969

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