Cork barman sets new world record for making Irish coffee 

Cork barman sets new world record for making Irish coffee 

Overall winner Rory McGee from The Shelbourne in Cork.

A CORK barman has set a new world record for making Irish coffees. 

The Guinness World Record attempt took place in Dublin, with bartenders competing to make the most Irish coffees in three minutes. 

Overall winner Rory McGee from The Shelbourne in Cork.
Overall winner Rory McGee from The Shelbourne in Cork.

Rory McGee , from The Shelbourne bar in Cork took on took three other top bartenders from across the country but saw off the contenders by making a  staggering 49 Irish coffees in 3 minutes.

Rory McGee said: “I’m so proud to have won a Guinness World Record, everybody loves an Irish Coffee and what better way to celebrate it than to make history with it.“ 

Leah O’Sullivan Paddy Brand Ambassador pictured on International Coffee Day in the Old Storehouse Temple Bar 
Leah O’Sullivan Paddy Brand Ambassador pictured on International Coffee Day in the Old Storehouse Temple Bar 

George Roberts, Country Manager with Hi Spirits Ireland said: “The Irish Coffee is renowned around the world but it might be the most underutilised cocktail in Ireland."

Previously, Irish Coffees have been used for a number of world records such as the World’s Largest Irish Coffee which stands at 234-gallons, and for the most Irish Coffees sold in a day which was 2,223 in San Francisco.

The Guinness World Record attempt took place today in the Old Storehouse Temple Bar, Dublin.

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