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Wednesday, July 15 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Irish Pubs: How They Took Over the World

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From their beginnings in Ireland; as rural grocers and grog's to the Victorian bars of Dublin and Belfast, the Irish Pub has evolved from country shop pubs, even doubling up as undertakers with adjoining boozers, to being exported to every corner of the world - an Irish Pub embassy in every city across the globe. Hear the stories of how the Irish Pub became exported across the world to become the World’s favorite bar, what makes an authentic Irish Pub? And the evolution and future of Irish bars

Join Tim Herlihy of Tullamore D.E.W. and Irish Whiskey expert Gerry Graham, who have both traveled the World sitting in front of the best Irish bars and pubs, with Dead Rabbit’s Jack McGarry who has stood behind the best Irish Bar in the World

Whether you are a Bartender, Owner, or Irish Whiskey enthusiast, join the panel for a drink as they tell the story of the Irish Pub, discuss their 10 favorite Irish Pubs and what makes the Irish Pub the World’s favorite watering hole


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Tim Herlihy

US Ambassador, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey
As far as whiskey experts go, they don’t come more Irish True than Tullamore D.E.W. US Ambassador Tim Herlihy. Born and raised in Ireland, Tim began his whiskey career with the Cooley Distillery and has travelled to numerous distilleries across Ireland, Scotland, the US and beyond... Read More →

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Gerard Graham

Gerry Graham grew up surrounded by the origins of whiskey in his native land of Ireland.  It was inevitable that this Ulsterman would work in the world of Uisce Beatha and in his current role as Master of Whisky for Diageo  he loves nothing more than instilling his love for whisky... Read More →
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Jack McGarry

Co-Founder, The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog
Jack McGarry is The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog’s co-founder and operating partner, who also created its extensive historically-based drinks program. In July 2013, he was honored with the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail International Bartender of the Year award. He is its youngest... Read More →


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