In 1776, John and James McConnell opened their Belfast distillery where they crafted the first recorded Irish Whisky brand. McConnell's Irish Whisky was a popular export worldwide, including America, where it became popular from New York to California. However, due to Prohibition and Wars around the world, the impact was too much and the distillery was closed in the 1930's. Today, the legendary McConnell's Irish Whisky is now restored to bar rooms and saloons from Belfast to Boston! Aged 5 years, our fine blend of Irish Malt and Irish Grain Whisky is gently rested in Select Bourbon Casks bringing out beautiful overtones of vanilla sweetness with the quality of the Irish in the background. This perfect blend between malted barley; grain has been carefully tried and tested resulting in a new finish to the iconic brand.