Dublin cocktail bar nominated for international award

The Liquor Rooms on Dublin’s Wellington Quay have been nominated in this year’s Best New International Cocktail Bar category for the Tales of the Cocktail 2014 Spirited Awards.

The Liquor Rooms are the first Republic of Ireland cocktail bar to ever receive a nomination in the awards, so it’s a pretty big deal! Especially since these awards were set up originally to recognise the best bars, bartenders and spirits professionals from all across the globe.

General Manager Kevin Hurley said, “We are honoured to be the first bar from the Republic of Ireland to be shortlisted for an award at Tales of the Cocktail. This is the highest possible honour a cocktail bar can receive and to be mentioned in the company of the best bars in the world is truly humbling. I am so proud of all our staff and this is fantastic recognition for all the hard work we have put in on both sides of the bar since opening last August.”

Alan Kavanagh, of the Tales of the Cocktail International Judging Committee praised Ireland for its growing cocktail scene:

“The Irish cocktail scene has grown steadily for the past 5-6 years, driven by some of the most enthusiastic and creative bartenders within the worldwide hospitality industry. This exciting achievement is a credit to Kevin, Alan and all The Liquor Rooms staff on their commitment to deliver not only fantastic cocktails, but hospitality and service second to none.”

The awards will be announced on July 19 during Tales of the Cocktail, the cocktail festival held July 16-20 in New Orleans. Best of luck guys!