For one night only award-winning Cork cocktail bar, Cask, will play host to a special takeover by the visionary team behind Crucible, a London-based creative hub for the drinks and flavour industry. On Wednesday, 20th February, the Crucible takeover will take place at Cask. The event is sponsored by Irish Distillers Pernod-Ricard’s Affinity Brand Company. Their portfolio is made up of luxury brands such as Midleton Very Rare, Redbreast, Green Spot, Method and Madness, Monkey 47, Lillet and CEDER’S.
Led by Stu Bale, Crucible is a member’s club, co-working space and creative hub for bartenders. Its community is a veritable melting pot of world-class mixologists, drinks industry heavyweights and flavour experts.
Speaking ahead of the collaboration, Andy Ferreira, manager of Cask, said: “I’m delighted to carry on from last year and get as many great bartenders to visit Ireland as we can, and also for my team to travel and show the world what Ireland is about. In the next few weeks we’re heading to London and New York for takeovers. Stu and the Crucible team bring such a wealth of knowledge and creativity, and getting to work with this portfolio is really exciting. It’s going to get tasty!”
Cask is famed for its ever-changing drinks menu that uses locally foraged ingredients, seasonal produce and works with small artisan suppliers to create cocktails inspired by nature.
“For our part, the Affinity Brand Company was established to help incubate talent in the drinks industry, and one way of doing that is by bringing some of the world’s best bartenders to Ireland to share their passion and expertise,” said Shane Davey, Director of the Affinity Brand Company at Irish Distillers Pernod-Ricard. “For that reason, we’re very proud to partner with Cask and Crucible on this exciting collaboration, and we’re intrigued to try the innovative cocktails that both bar teams will come up with using our unique portfolio of products.”
The Crucible takeover takes place in Cask, 48 McCurtain Street, Cork on Wednesday, 20th February from 7pm to 11.30pm.