The countdown has begun for this year's Taste of Dublin festival, inspired by Neff at the Iveagh Gardens, on 14th-17th June. While we can't wait for the fantastic foodie events, we are just as eager to check out the cracking cocktail experiences too. 

World Class Bartender of the Year Irish Final: 

World Class was launched by Diageo in 2009 and has since become one of the most prestigious mixology programmes. It brings together the very best bars, bartenders and spirits from across the globe. 

Want to know what it takes to become the World Class Bartender of the Year? Us too. Pop down to the Irish Final at this year's Taste of Dublin to see Alan Petrovic from Urchin in Dublin, Barney O’Kane from One Goose Entry in Belfast and Carl D’Alton from Cask in Cork, battling head to head over the weekend, competing in complex challenges and all before the final showdown on Sunday, 17th June.

World Class Bar and Cocktails at Home Masterclasses:

Cocktail masterclasses are a must in our book. We can't wait to learn tips and tricks from the Global World Class Winner Katlyn Stewart and Global Cocktailian Lauren Mote. Get set to be the envy of every other guest at your next party, when you share all of your newfound mixology knowledge. 

Tanqueray No. Ten Terrace and Ketel One Kitchen:

World Class spirits Tanqueray and Ketel One will each host innovative experiences for visitors at Taste.

The Grapefruit Garden at the Tanqueray No. Ten Terrace will serve up delicious cocktails with Tiny Ten vessels - small copper pots filled with citrus ice mist. Pour over your drink for an instant refresh and zesty pick-me -up. 

The Ketel One Kitchen will have a series of classic and quirky Bloody Mary's on offer, as well as marvellous masterclasses, before transforming into a Kitchen Disco in the evening with espresso martinis to keep you dancing all night long! 

Check out tasteofdublin.ie for more information and a full events schedule. Book tickets here

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