A Little About Cask...

Cask​ opened in February 2017 on MacCurtain Street in Cork city in a stunning old building in the Victorian Quarter, given a new lease of life. A huge emphasis was placed on restoring and embracing its little nooks and crannies and respecting as many of the original features as possible. Cask is a sister venue of neighbouring Hotel Isaacs Cork and Greenes Restaurant. An experienced and innovative team is behind Cask; an award-winning cocktail consultant ​Andy Ferreira​ of Raise The Bar, and a multi-award-winning chef ​Bryan McCarthy​ of sister restaurant Greenes. The team behind Cask embraces energy and creativity with a laidback style.

Cask has been wowing the public and hospitality industry alike since opening in February 2017 for its cutting-edge, seasonal, nature-led drinks menus, designed by manager and accomplished mixologist Andy Ferreira. Andy and his award-winning bar team, which includes this year’s World Class Irish Bartender of the Year winner Carl D’Alton, have a passionate ethos of basing their cocktails around the wild ingredients that grow in Ireland. The team has built a reputation for producing the most creative and innovative drinks’ menus in Ireland.

A ​seasonal ​and seasonal-inspired, ​farm-to-glass drinks menu ​is at the heart of Cask. The seasonal cocktail menu​ changes every twelve weeks and is based around what wild ingredients are available​ to access at that time of year. Local flora is researched in depth from root to flower to determine which flavours can be extracted and developed into truly unique cocktails. Although time-consuming and complex to create, Cask’s drinks are accessible and fun, taking customers on a flavour journey of pure originality. Many of the cocktails are based around Cork stories and characters. For example, a Farran Woods cocktail features young spruce shoots and new season nettles that are foraged from Farran Forest Park in Co Cork.

A commitment to using local and Irish ingredients wherever they can is also important to the Cask team. Cask is the only bar in Ireland that doesn’t use citrus on their menu, believing the air miles associated doesn’t sit well with their sustainable practices. ​The Cask team are also passionate about collaborating with Irish producers, for example, they use local Killahora​ ​Apple Port and Ice Wine from the team behind Johnny Falls Down cider, who owns a stunning orchard overlooking Cork Harbour on Glounthaune, as well as picking wood sorrel and eucalyptus in their gardens.


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Awards

  • Bar of the Year: Bar of the Year Awards 2019
  • Bar Manager of the Year, Andy Ferreira: Bar of the Year Awards 2019
  • Cocktail Bar of the Year: Bar of the Year Awards 2019
  • World Class Irish Bartender of the Year, Linda O’Flynn: World Class 2019
  • National Winner of the Jameson Barrelmen’s Homecoming Competition, Dan Cronin: Jameson
    Barrelman’s Homecoming Competition 2019
  • Diplomatico Irish Champion, Dan Cronin: Diplomatico Competition 2019
  • Best Overall Cocktail Bar: Irish Craft Cocktail Awards 2018
  •  World Class Irish Bartender of the Year, Carl d’Alton: World Class 2018
  •  Outstanding Cocktail Menu: Irish Craft Cocktail Awards 2018
  •  Best Cocktail Bar in Munster: Irish Craft Cocktail Awards 2018
  •  Best Bartender, Carl d’Alton: Irish Craft Cocktail Awards 2018
  •  Best Bar Team: Irish Craft Cocktail Awards 2018
  •  Overall Best Cocktail Experience: National Hospitality Awards 2018
  •  Bar of the Year: Bar of the Year Awards 2018
  •  Contemporary Bar of the Year: Bar of the Year Awards 2018
  •  Cocktail Bar of the Year: Bar of the Year Awards 2018
  •  Irish Champion, Traford Murphy, Cask Head Bartender: Havana Club Grand Prix 2018
  •  Irish Champion , Shane Grourke, Cask bartender: Southern Comfort Global Comp 2018
  •  Irish Champion, Daniel Cronin, Cask Bartender: Diplomatico Cup 2018
  •  Cocktail Bar of the Year: Sky Bar of the Year Awards 2017
  •  Best Overall Cocktail Bar: Irish Craft Cocktail Awards 2017
  •  Best New Cocktail Bar: Irish Craft Cocktail Awards 2017
  •  Outstanding Cocktail Menu: Irish Craft Cocktail Awards 2017
  •  Best Cocktail Bar in Munster: Irish Craft Cocktail Awards 2017
  •  Best Bartender, Andy Ferreira: Irish Craft Cocktail Awards 2017
  •  Best Bar Team: Irish Craft Cocktail Awards 2017
  • Best Pub Frontage: Cork Better Building Awards 2017
  •  World Class Irish Bartender of the Year, Andy Ferreira: World Class 2017
  •  Irish Champion, Brian McGrory, Cask bartender: Opihr World Adventure Cocktail Competition 2017
  • Irish Champion, Tony Barry, Cask bartender: Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktails Competition 2017-2018

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