Delegate Profile

Kevin Hurley


As an independent ambassador and consultant for the Irish Whiskey industry, Kevin spends much of his time promoting and educating consumers and trade on the Irish Whiskey category. 

In the past Kevin has worked as Brand Ambassador with iconic Irish Whiskey brands such as Bushmills and more recently a 3 year stint as Global Brand Ambassador for Teeling Whiskey Company

Kevin has also worked in and managed some of Dublin’s finest cocktail establishments including The Liquor Rooms. Widely regarded as Ireland’s premier cocktail bar and the only bar from the Rep. of Ireland to ever be mentioned in the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, when in 2014, it got nominated in the top 10 in the category of Best New International Cocktail Bar.

Kevin is also a co-founder of the hugely successful ‘Irish Craft Cocktail Awards’. The awards, first held in 2014, have been created for the benefit of the Irish cocktail industry by the cocktail industry. The awards aim to celebrate the skill, training, uniqueness and artistry of craft cocktail concoction in Ireland. 

In 2016 Kevin was recognized as ‘Industry Legend of the Year’ and inducted into the Irish Craft Cocktail Hall of Fame.



TEL: +353 86 0225660

Conference Sessions

  • Everything you know about Irish Whiskey is wrong!

    03 Jul 2018, 12:30 - 13:15, Taste Zone

    Join independent expert Kevin Hurley as he explores Irish whiskey, dispelling many of the myths that surround the category and taking a peek into its bright and...

    • Language: English

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