Cask Scoops Five Awards at Irish Craft Cocktail Awards – Including for Best Cocktail Bar in Ireland



Cask​​ bar on MacCurtain Street in Cork swept the boards at the ​Irish Craft Cocktail Awards​​ for 2018 held on Sunday the 25th of November in Dublin’s Number Twenty Two, taking home five awards including the highest honour on the night, ​Best Overall Cocktail Bar 2018​​.

Cask ​​ also won ​Outstanding Cocktail Menu​​, ​Best Bar Team​​ and ​Best Cocktail Bar in Munster​​, while ​Best Bartender ​​went to ​Cask ​​ ’s ​cocktail master ​Carl D’Alton​​.

The ​Irish Craft Cocktail Awards​​ aim to celebrate the skill, training, uniqueness and artistry of craft cocktail concoction in Ireland. Winners are determined by public and industry votes, and sponsorship spread across a wide variety of companies.

Reacting to the​ Irish Craft Cocktail Awards’​​ triumph, bar manager of ​Cask ​​ , ​Andy Ferreira​​ said, ​“I’m thrilled for everyone involved in
​ Cask ​​ , and particularly for Carl who is one of the most talented, humble and creative bartenders on the scene. Winning Best Overall Cocktail Bar for a second year running is an amazing feeling. When you do four drinks’ menus a year and really immerse yourself in seasonality and working with locally-foraged ingredients, it’s an incredibly rewarding way to develop drinks and menus. We’re incredibly passionate about what we do and winning these awards is reward for a lot of hard work from all of the team.

Arthur Little​​, general manager of ​Cask ​​ , ​Greenes Restaurant and ​Hotel Isaacs ​​ , said, ​“We are absolutely delighted with the result, which reflects the professionalism of our team as well as the ongoing quality of what we are producing at Cask ​​ . We are so proud of our bar team who are always innovating and pushing the boundaries, and truly are ambassadors for the craft of bartending.”

Cask ​​ has been wowing the public and hospitality industry alike since opening in February 2017 for its cutting-edge cocktails designed around locally-produced and foraged, seasonal ingredients, and t​his is only the latest in a line of awards’ victories for Cask ​​ . ​Carl D’Alton​​ was announced as the World Class Irish Bartender of the Year 2018,​ ​​taking the coveted title from his colleague and mentor, ​Andy Ferreira​​, who was the 2017 winner. ​Cask ​​ took home the top honours of Overall Bar of the Year in the Bar of the Year Awards 2018 and Best Overall Cocktail Experience at the ​National Hospitality Awards 2018.​ Amongst other accolades, ​Cask ​​ was awarded Cocktail Bar of the Year at the industry-leading Sky Bar of the Year Awards 2017 and Best Overall Cocktail Bar at the Irish Craft Cocktail Awards 2017.

Cask ​​ is located at number 48 MacCurtain Street in Cork city centre, Ireland, next door to Hotel Isaacs and Greenes Restaurant. ​Cask ​​ is open seven days, with the kitchen open Monday to Saturday from 5pm until 10pm and on Sunday from 1pm until 10pm, serving a​ ​menu ​that offers global-inspired small plates, tapas and street food ​designed by multi-award-winning chef ​Bryan McCarthy​​.

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