Diageo Reserve World Class Cocktail Festival Coming To Ireland

By Dave Simpson
Diageo Reserve World Class Cocktail Festival Coming To Ireland

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.

More Information

For more information on the line-up, locations, special guests and tickets, visit worldclasscocktailfestival.com/en-ie/.

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