Sponsors 2018-06-21T08:18:06+00:00


Sponsoring this world class awards program like the Bar of the Year Awards will provide your business with a cost effective way to reach your target audience and engage directly with your customers and consumers. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to showcase your products, elevate your brand perception with consumers and create an activation  that wow the hospitality industry.

For more information on how you can sponsor the Sky Bar of the Year Awards, contact:
Trish Murphy, Sales Manager, Licensing World Phone: 01 432 2231 or email [email protected]




At Bushmills, the unique whiskey-making tradition lives in Ireland’s oldest working distillery.The first official recorded evidence of whiskey being made in Co. Antrim goes back to 1608. Bushmills, as a distillery, in the town of the same name, was recorded as registered company in 1784. And that’s when the Pot Still became our trademark.After recovering from burning down in 1885, we started to export to America and Asia through our own steamship, the S.S. Bushmills. In 2008 we celebrated the 400th anniversary of the original licence to distil, granted to the Bushmills area in 1608.

Coca Cola

Our business has a strong heritage across Ireland and Northern Ireland and has been refreshing local consumers for over 75 years.

Our largest operation on the island of Ireland is Coca‑Cola HBC Northern Ireland Limited, located in our Knockmore Hill plant in Lisburn, Co. Antrim. This facility employs over 550 staff to produce, distribute, market and sell a wide range of soft drinks. Our portfolio includes international brands such as Coca‑Cola, Fanta, Sprite and Schweppes, as well as local brands such as Deep RiverRock and Fruice.

Our headoffice, Coca‑Cola HBC Ireland Limited is located in Huntstown Business Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 11 with a staff of more than 300 in the Republic of Ireland and 450 in Northern Ireland.

As a major employer across the island of Ireland and a global brand, we are proud to contributing more than £10 million to the local economy through our supply chain.





We supply an unsurpassed selection of premium spirits, liqueurs, mixers, as well as selected designer barware & glassware. We also bring you inspiration on new recipes & ideas to create an unforgettable experience for your patrons.

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin distributed by Dalcassian Wines & Spirits is Connacht’s first-ever gin. The super-premium gin is slow distilled by hand at The Shed Distillery in the small rural village of Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. Distilled in a gleaming medieval copper pot still fired by steam; the method combines vapour distillation of fresh citrus fruits with a special selection of oriental botanicals including spiced gunpowder tea and local Drumshanbo meadow sweet. The new gin is the brainchild of P.J. Rigney, the inventor of some of Ireland’s most successful export drinks brands. The Shed is Connacht’s first distillery in over 100 years and is the first multi-purpose distillery of its kind in Ireland. The Shed is filled with experiments and recipes for herbaceous gins, potato vodkas, handcrafted Irish Pot Still and Single Malt Irish whiskey and new liqueurs.

the Dubliner Irish Whiskey



Sky is the leading provider of entertainment and communication services which is built on over 25 years of market transformation and innovation.

Sky Business is the business-to-business division of Sky, providing a wide variety of commercial premises across the UK and ROI with unrivalled entertainment from unmissable live sport and breaking news, to the best drama and comedy, documentaries and films.

In addition to its entertainment portfolio, Sky Business provides communication services to its customers including Sky WiFi and Sky Ethernet.

Sky Sports is the home of football, including the Premier League, Sky Bet EFL, SPFL, and UEFA Nations League. In addition to football, Sky Sports shows GAA, golf’s Majors, Formula 1, cricket, darts, NFL and much more.

Southern Comfort

In 1874, founder and legendary southerner M.W. Heron created the first batch of his genuine smooth-drinking whiskey, blended with his very own fruits and spices.  This original recipe is fitting for a whiskey that is still deeply rooted in the local flavour and vibrant soul of one of the most unforgettable places in the world – New Orleans. Where there’s a party on every street, a story behind every door and a mischievous smile inviting you to be a part of it all. So grab some friends, a bottle and some ice, or a bartender that knows a thing or two, and indulge yourself in the true Spirit of New Orleans.