Diageo Reserve’s World Class has announced that the global World Class Cocktail Festival is coming to Ireland for the first time in 2023.
The spirit brand is bringing a host of acts, venues and experiences to attendees in over 50 bars and venues in Dublin, with key events taking place nationwide. Taking place from 4 to 6 May 2023, the World Class Festival’s line-up features international and Irish names in the food-and-drink arena, ahead of the World Class Irish Final on Monday 8 May.
This festival will take place at several restaurants and bars across the nation.
Some of the key experiences include a Tanqueray tasting with brand ambassador Pippa Guy at House Dublin, where attendees are invited to consume a set menu of cocktails. Ketel One will host a sustainability-led cocktail- and food-pairing experience aimed at zero waste, taking place in Bovinity Dublin, along with whiskey tastings and cocktails hosted by Roe & Co Distillery’s whiskey experts.
The World Champion Bartender, Adrián Michalčík, will be guest-appearing at Cask, in Cork, and 9 Below, in Dublin, showcasing a mix of cocktails, while BAR 1661 will have its own guest appearances.
For those looking to see this year’s Irish World Class finalists in action, a Ron Zacapa rum- and dessert-pairing experience – in partnership with an Irish chocolatier – will run in venues nationwide, such as Paladar, Cork, Three Storey, Dublin, and the Merchant, Belfast.
The festival comprises complimentary and ticketed events, as well as other tasting experiences, including a Ketel One Bloody Mary brunch in Nolita and a tequila-tasting experience highlighting the Don Julio range at Cask, in Cork.
For more information on the line-up, locations, special guests and tickets, visit worldclasscocktailfestival.com/en-ie/.
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