With just over one week to go, the Diageo Reserve World Class Cocktail Festival has announced the schedule of exciting guests, venues, and unique experiences to surprise and delight attendees in bars and venues in Dublin, with key events taking place nationwide.
Taking place from the 4 to 6 May 2023, the Diageo Reserve World Class Festival will feature some of the biggest international and Irish names in the food and drink arena, ahead of the World Class Irish Final on 8 May.
Bar 1661 will welcome James Grant, the Diageo World Class Global Bartender of the Year in 2021 for a special guest appearance.
James Grant will also be popping up at The Odeon to host an evening of magnificent martinis with Tanqueray.
There will be Ron Zacapa rum and dessert pairing experiences in partnership with an Grá Chocolates in Paladar Cork, Three Storey Dublin and The Merchant, Belfast.
Tanqueray Global brand ambassador and World Class GB winner Pippa Guy will host a Tanqueray tasting evening where attendees are invited to indulge in a set menu of expertly crafted cocktails accompanied by a jazz quartet at House, Dublin.
Lennans Yard will host an amazing Tanqueray Garden to Glass x The Crate flower arranging class with The Crate. Guests will learn how to create a freestyle floral vase arrangement inspired by the floral notes and botanicals featured across the Tanqueray range.
An immersive gastronomy ticketed experience with renowned chef Mark Moriarty will take place in The Blind Pig
A sustainability led cocktail and food pairing experience called the Ketel One Closed Loop is aimed at zero waste and is taking place in Bovinity Dublin.
For those looking for a fabulous afternoon featuring brunch and cocktails, Ketel One has also teamed up with Nolita to curate a ticketed brunch and Bloody Mary experience featuring bespoke menus.
An immersive experience of whiskey tastings and cocktails will be hosted by Roe & Co whiskey experts in the Roe & Co Distillery.
Adrián Michalčík, Diageo World Class Global Bartender of the Year in 2022, will be guest appearing at Cask, Cork to host a Don Julio tequila tasting experience, as well as an electric cocktail showcase at 9 below in Dublin.
For more information on all destinations, locations and tickets, visit the World Class Festival website here: https://www.worldclasscocktailfestival.com/en-ie/