Will Lynch of Bar 1661 in Dublin is named Irish bartender of the year

Lynch will represent Ireland at the global final of the World Class cocktail competition in Brazil in September

Will Lynch of Bar 1661: “I’m so proud to have won.” Picture: Andres Poveda

A cocktail of Roe & Co whiskey made with rooibos, almond and coconut tea, and topped with orange zest cream and ground chocolate barley, has won Will Lynch of Bar 1661 in Dublin the Irish final of the Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year 2023.

In the final, which was held in Café en Seine in Dublin, Lynch saw off competition from Emily Doherty of the Merchant Hotel in Belfast, Oisín Wolfe from ...