Word of Mouth: Belfast

Cocktails, coffee, cuisine and contemporary art in this vibrant and historic city

In Belfast, Northern Ireland, evidence of the capital city’s history of struggle can be seen on the walls that still separate some of the neighborhoods. Murals depict battles and pay tribute to those who fought or perished in The Troubles—a violent political and nationalistic conflict that the city’s population endured for almost three decades. Belfast celebrates artistic expression beyond those murals, and various organizations prove …

Bushmills’ Red Bush Irish Whiskey

A new bourbon-like expression just in time for St Patrick's Day

As we’ve noted for years now, the state of Irish whiskey remains strong. Typically lighter and sweeter than its Scottish peers, Irish whiskey’s an easy entry point to the brown spirits world, but allows for plenty of room to investigate nuance and depth. There’s a substantial amount of both in Bushmills‘ new Red Bush, an expression they’ve produced with the American bourbon drinker in mind. …

Irish-Designed Hexagonal Finn Watches

A distinct case shape with a Swiss movement inside defines the afforadable brand

Inspired by the hexagonal rocks of the Giant’s Causeway found on the North Coast of Ireland, Finn Watches‘ debut collection was designed in Northern Ireland by longtime watch fan Richard Dunlop. The affordable timepieces, which sport a Swiss-made Ronda 713 quartz movement, are generally minimalist in their aesthetic options but venture into uncommon territory with the hexagonal case and honeycomb dial. The collection introduces two …