Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort has officially opened its doors to the resort’s newly refurbished and refreshed entertainment offering, McKendry’s Lounge/Bar.
The project takes the total investment at the Resort to £50m over the past decade.
Formerly known as Gillies Bar & Grill, McKendry’s now boasts an encyclopaedic whiskey collection of over 300 blends from 21 countries, including a coveted limited-edition bottle of the most expensive Irish whiskey ever produced, “The Chosen”.
The new whiskey lounge/bar reflects the atmosphere of an eclectic Irish pub and draws on its local heritage, harking back to the McKendry’s bar of a bygone era, which served the local community from its premises in Broughshane Street, Ballymena before closing its doors.
Colin Johnston, Galgorm Collection managing director, said: “We are delighted to welcome guests to our brand new lounge bar, McKendry’s and showcase our extensive whiskey collection which we are proud to say is one of the most comprehensive in the island of Ireland.
“The launch of McKendry’s represents the latest investment by Galgorm into its Resort offering and reflects our ambition to continually innovate and push boundaries to affirm our position as a world-leading spa and golf resort.”
Guests can also sample the resort’s first premium own-label ‘Galgorm Estate Gin’, developed in partnership with Northern Ireland’s newest artisan gin producer, Copeland Distillery.
Last year, BH reported that Galgorm Collection, owners of Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort, acquired Templeton Hotel for £7m to add to its portfolio.