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Whiskey walk with Taste & Tour

Joe Magowan

Meet your host


Joe Magowan’s love affair with Irish whiskey began almost a decade ago, when a part-time job set him on a path of discovery into the wonderful world of Irish whiskey.

From craft beer and brewing to fine wines, spirits and distilling, Joe became a self-taught connoisseur of all things craft – learning to brew his own beer, attending whiskey tasting sessions and soaking up all the knowledge he could. Whiskey is where his real passion lies, and so he is at home at Dillon Bass as Irish Whiskey Ambassador. He can be described as a walking embodiment of the Powers brand motto ‘With Knowledge Comes Powers’, as over the years Joe has tasted every variety you can think of. He loves nothing more than sharing his whiskey wisdom.

What to expect on the tour


Join Northern Ireland’s award-winning food and drinks tour company, Taste & Tour, on a special Powers Whisky Walk around Belfast’s stunning Cathedral Quarter, hosted by Irish Whiskey Ambassador Joe Magowan.

You’ll be treated to stop offs at some of Belfast’s best whiskey bars, a whiskey demonstration and a selection of tasty nibbles along the way.

There’ll be no fewer than seven different whiskeys from the Powers family to try, and you’ll have a chance to discover a newfound appreciation for Irish whiskey in the Belfast establishments that know it best – including Bittles Bar, The Friend at Hand and The Merchant Hotel.

Bars in Belfast

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The whiskeys

Powers Gold Label

Gold Label

Powers Three Swallow

Three Swallow

Powers John's Lane

John’s Lane

Powers Signature Release


The lowdown


Cost: £60
Time: 7pm, 2 May 2019
Location: Itinerary will be confirmed after purchase