Who | Jared Wegenast
Where | Victoria, Canada
Current Bar |Foxtrot Tango Whisky Bar
Past Bar(s) | Vis-à-Vis, Irish Times Public House
Favourite Spirit | Rum and Pisco
Favourite Juice | Lime
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Last Word
Favourite Part of the Job | The mixology and the regulars, and making every experience important and intimate
Favourite After Work Drink | Aloe Juice
Favourite at Home Drink | Green Tea
Favourite bar in the world | Death & Co. (NYC), Attaboy (NYC), Employees Only (NYC)
Best known for | Dropping ‘secret’ menus in front of people who ask me the right/wrong questions. Laughing genuinely and awkwardly at almost everything. Nerding out on beer, spirits, and high fantasy/sci-fi. The usual stuff.
Best story from behind the wood |That time I sent 2 drinks from 2 older gentlemen to 2 twenty-something ladies whilst telling them what one of the guys said, “These are from your grandpa.” After watching me drop off the drinks the guys were horrified as then meant to send the drinks to another 2 more age-appropriate ladies hiding off to the back. Those twenty-somethings were mortified.
What do you collect? Apertifs, bourbon, gin, cocktail books, tattoos
Favourite thing about your city? The weather, the people, the size, and the pace
What was the last photo that you took? It was a photo of packaged food. Instagram…
Where was your last vacation?A full week in NYC with my wife. So many bars and restaurants.
Any claims to fame? Being a workaholic, though I’m sure that’s what I’m infamous for.
Belt or suspenders? Both, but not at the same time.
Fernet or Cynar? Cynar, though it’s close
New Orleans or New York City? New York
Glass or Tin? Glass
Are you available for freelance gigs? Absolutely, though I’m known to work 5 days a week to about 14 in a row
Find him: Instagram