CASK, run by four West Cork men, won the top honour in this year’s Bar of the Year Awards – a win that made it two in a row for the immensely popular watering hole.
It’s also the third consecutive win as Cocktail Bar of the Year, but a well-deserved first Bar Manager win for Andy Ferreira.
Commenting on the vibrancy of the Irish hospitality industry at the moment, Andy said: ‘We’re delighted to be recognised within the industry and to fly the flag for Cork.’
He said the number one priority at Cask, which is on MacCurtain St on the city’s northside, is consistency. ‘We want each drink we serve to be the best drink that customer has ever had.’
It’s a tall order – or maybe a short, depending on your tastes – but it is something that the establishment delivers on time and time again.
Andy said Cask has just produced its tenth cocktail menu. ‘We really put our heart and soul into the development of each menu, constantly pushing ourselves, as a creative team, to make drinks that are innovative, exciting, and taste amazing.
‘We are incredibly passionate about what we do and winning these awards is reward for a lot of hard work.’