Cork cocktail bar named as one of the best in Europe 2 weeks ago

Cork cocktail bar named as one of the best in Europe

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An Irish cocktail bar has been named as one of the best in Europe after being nominated at the 2022 Spirited Awards.

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Cork spot Cask received a nomination in the award show's Best International Cocktail Bar in Europe category and was chosen alongside acclaimed popular venues in cities such as Barcelona and London.

The Spirited Awards are run by the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation and aim to celebrate global excellence in the drinks industry.

Cask first opened in 2017 and is located on MacCurtain Street in the heart of Cork city.

"I'm absolutely thrilled Cask has been nominated as a regional honoree at the annual Spirited Awards. Not just for Cask, but for the Irish bar industry as a whole," the bar's managing partner Andy Ferreira said in a statement.

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"A Tales of the Cocktail nomination is renowned for being a pinnacle in our industry globally and seeing an Irish bar listed alongside some of the finest bars in the world is quite surreal.

"It's all down to our amazing team past and present and the incredible Irish products we work with daily."

The nomination comes at an exciting time for the Cask team as they plan to open another venue at the end of summer this year.

“We've started work on a new venue which is opening later this year," Ferreira added.

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"We don't want to give too much away but let's just say it's a very different concept to what we do in Cask where locality and embracing the best Ireland has to offer is at the heart of what we do.

"For our new cocktail bar and restaurant, we're going slightly further afield for our inspiration.

"We’re looking forward to sharing more news about our latest project soon."

The ultimate winners of the 2022 Spirited Awards will be announced at a ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans on 28 July this year.

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For the full list of nominations in the Best International Cocktail Bar in Europe category, see below:

  • A bar called Gemma — Stockholm, Sweden
  • Cask — Cork City, Ireland
  • Freni e Frizioni — Rome, Italy
  • Laki Kane — London, UK
  • Paradiso — Barcelona, Spain
  • Parovoz SpeakEasy — Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Red Frog — Lisbon, Portugal
  • Salmon Guru — Madrid, Spain
  • Satan’s Whiskers — London, UK
  • Tayēr + Elementary — London, UK
  • Three Sheets — London, UK
  • Two Schmucks — Barcelona, Spain