Winners of the Irish Craft Cocktail Awards 2017

On Sunday 26th November, members of the drink industry from all over the country gathered to celebrate the fourth annual Irish Craft Cocktail Awards at Number Twenty Two, Dublin.

Cask, a new bar in Cork city came away victorious this year winning not only Best Cocktail Bar Munster but Outstanding Cocktail Menu, Best Bar Team, Best New Cocktail Bar, and Best Overall Cocktail Bar. Their General Manager Andy Ferreira won Best Bartender 2017 as well.

Winners in the other regional categories were The Blind Tiger, Sligo for Best Cocktail Bar Connacht, The Candlelight Bar, Dundrum for Best Cocktail Bar Leinster outside of Dublin city centre, The Merchant Hotel won Best Cocktail Bar Ulster and Vintage Cocktail Club claimed the spot for Best Cocktail Bar Dublin.

The Sidecar Bar at the Westbury won Best Hotel Cocktail Bar for the second year in a row, and the newly opened Hang Dai in Dublin won Best Restaurant Cocktail Bar.

On the night the awards honoured Paul Lambert of The Blind Pig as their Industry Legend 2017 for his contributions to the drinks industry over his career.

Thank you everyone for voting, attending and spreading the word, and we look forward to seeing you at our talks and at the awards next year!




Outstanding Cocktail Menu WINNER Cask, Cork
2nd Vintage Cocktail Club
3rd Liquor XXX
Best Cocktail Bar Connacht WINNER The Blind Tiger, Sligo
2nd Salt
3rd Tribeton
Best Hotel Cocktail Bar WINNER The Sidecar Bar, The Westbury
2nd The Merchant Hotel
3rd Cask
Best Bar Team WINNER Cask, Cork
2nd Vintage Cocktail Club
3rd Peruke and Periwig
Best Cocktail Bar Leinster WINNER Candlelight Bar, Dundrum
2nd The Dylan Whiskey Bar
3rd The Sky and the Ground
Best New Cocktail Bar WINNER Cask, Cork
2nd Hang Dai
3rd Little Pig at The Blind Pig
Best Cocktail Bar Ulster WINNER The Merchant Hotel, Belfast
2nd Liquor XXX
3rd A.P.O.C.
Best Cocktail Bar Munster WINNER Cask, Cork
2nd House, Limerick
3rd SoHo Bar and Restaurant
Best Restaurant Cocktail Bar WINNER Hang Dai, Dublin
2nd The Sitting Room at Delahunt
3rd Cask
Best Cocktail Bar Dublin WINNER Vintage Cocktail Club
2nd The Blind Pig
3rd The Sitting Room at Delahunt
Best Bartender 2017 WINNER Andy Ferreira
2nd Richie Delahoyde
3rd Martin Holec
Industry Legend 2017 WINNER Paul Lambert
Best Overall Cocktail Bar 2017 WINNER Cask, Cork