People & Personalities

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Greg Almeida

Greg Almeida, a leading light in the flat structure of Alex Kratena and Monica Berg’s Tayēr + Elementary, perhaps 2019’s most anticipated bar opening,

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Sam Boevey

“My attention span is not incredible, so it’s very, very refreshing to be doing something different almost every day,” says Sam Boevey, the group

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Shannon Ponche

It was coming out as LGBT that led Shannon Ponche, now head bartender of Brooklyn’s pan-Latin cocktail bar Leyenda, into the bartending world. She was

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Kaitlyn Stewart

Kaitlyn Stewart, bar manager at Vancouver farm-to-table restaurant Royal Dinette and 2017 World Class bartender of the year, grew up in hospitality –

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Harry Craddock

The Savoy's most famous bartender, and the name behind the Savoy Cocktail Book, Harry Craddock, AKA the dean of cocktail shakers, was the third Head Bartender

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Fraser Campbell

Fraser Campbell is the Global Brand Ambassador for Dewar’s Whisky. Growing up in Scotland, Fraser landed his first job at a local pub. It was here he

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Joe Schofield

“When you get recognition from your peers it is incredibly humbling,” says Joe Schofield, the award-winning bartender rising to the top. Since his

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Joe Gilmore

Joe Gilmore, the former head barman of The American Bar at The Savoy Hotel, sadly passed away just before Christmas 2015 at the age of 93. We were lucky

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Ian McLaren

Veteran brand advocate Ian McLaren first caught the cocktail bug in a little wine shop in mid-90s Edinburgh. “There was a guy working there called Charles

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Andy Shannon

Falmouth, a pretty Cornish seaside town with a population of barely 20,000, might seem an odd place to start a cocktail bartending career. And, despite

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Charlotte Coyle

Charlotte Coyle is the Woodford Reserve UK Brand Ambassador for the North. Charlotte’s passion for bartending grew when she started working as a bar

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Carl Anthony Brown

Carl Anthony Brown is the Woodford Reserve UK Brand Ambassador for London and the South. Carl began working in the drinks industry in 2005. Following

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Paul Mathew

“When I was growing up, my father wrote definitive works on iris and crocus,” recalls Paul Mathew, creator of Everleaf, the non-alcoholic bittersweet

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Bar Entrepreneur Alastair Burgess

In its inaugural year, the Havana Club Bar Entrepreneur of the Year Awards received nominations from bar entrepreneurs in over 20 countries. The judging

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Bar Entrepreneur JJ Goodman

In its inaugural year, the Havana Club Bar Entrepreneur of the Year Awards received nominations from bar entrepreneurs in over 20 countries. The judging

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Bar Entrepreneur Thanos Prunarus

In its inaugural year, the Havana Club Bar Entrepreneur of the Year Awards received nominations from bar entrepreneurs in over 20 countries. The judging

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Bar Entrepreneur Carina Soto Velasquez

In its inaugural year, the Havana Club Bar Entrepreneur of the Year Awards received nominations from bar entrepreneurs in over 20 countries. The judging

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Bar Entrepreneur Julien Escot

In its inaugural year, the Havana Club Bar Entrepreneur of the Year Awards received nominations from bar entrepreneurs in over 20 countries. The judging

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Bar Entrepreneur Stephan Hinz

In its inaugural year, the Havana Club Bar Entrepreneur of the Year Awards received nominations from bar entrepreneurs in over 20 countries. The judging

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Tim Etherington-Judge

“I just wasn't very good at committing suicide, I think,” Healthy Hospo founder Tim Etherington-Judge recalls of his 2016 breakdown. “I had the intention