Who | Brandon Edward Baker
Where | Edmonton, Canada
Current Bar | The Wine Room
Past Bar(s) | Have Mercy, El Cortez, Three Boars Eatery
Favourite Spirit | Agave based spirits. After a trip to a distillery in Mexico, I’ve been hooked on the stuff.
Favourite Juice | Fermented Grape Juice
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Old Pal. My cocktail journey started with the Negroni, and this is a wonderful variation.
Favourite Part of the Job | One-on-one time with guests who are genuinely interested in spirits/beer/wine/cocktails
Favourite After Work Drink | Guinness. Nothing beats it, because it doubles as a snack.
Favourite at Home Drink | Wine, I am working towards more Sommelier designations!
Favourite bar in the world | Bar High Five (Tokyo). Best cocktail experience I’ve ever had!!
Best known for | I’m a fairly proficient guitarist. People tend to know me best because of the bands I play with!
Best story from behind the wood | We used to have some pretty wild after-hours parties at this place called the Haven Social Club. Quite often they would end up with everyone in their underwear drinking beers, jamming, and dancing on the bar. Good times
What do you collect? Tea Cups. I think they’re beautiful, and they come with a serving tray!
Favourite thing about your city? How passionate my peers are about the things they’re in to. Whether it be cocktails, music, etc…
What was the last photo that you took? I took a photo of my son today. What a handsome guy!
Where was your last vacation? Toronto for Beefeater MIXLDN 2016
Any claims to fame? Beefeater MIXLDN National Finalist 2016
Belt or suspenders? Belt
Fernet or Cynar? Cynar
New Orleans or New York City? Austin, Texas.
Glass or Tin? Tin on tin.