Who | David Blathwayt
Where | Melbourne, Australia
Current Bar | The Ugly Duckling
Past Bar(s) | Vinyl Bar Wellington (New Zealand)
Favourite Spirit | Rum
Favourite Juice | Lime
Favourite Classic Cocktail | The one that’s in my hand. Or a Last Word if I have to choose.
Favourite Part of the Job | Everything
Favourite After Work Drink | Gin and Tonic
Favourite at Home Drink | Beer
Favourite bar in the world | Death & Co. (New York)
Best known for | Talking…a lot. Major banter
Best story from behind the wood | The first time I made a signature Cocktail for a customer. The look on her face will always stay with me for the rest of my career…she hated it! Since then I have been trying to make sure I never see that look again!
What do you collect? Glassware
Favourite thing about your city? The view at night in Melbourne is amazing
What was the last photo that you took? A picture of a candle at the bar…what? It looked cool!
Where was your last vacation? First time I came to Australia 4 years ago
Any claims to fame? Placed top 8 in Bacardi Legacy NZ in 2015
Red or White? White
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Grand Marnier
London or Paris? London
Glass or Tin? Tine
Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
Find him: Instagram