Who | Matt Boyle
Where | Halifax, Canada
Current Bar | Field Guide and The Clever Barkeep
Past Bar(s) | The Bicycle Thief, Datsun (Ottawa), El Camino (Ottawa)
Favourite Spirit | Rum
Favourite Juice | Orange
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Mai Tai
Favourite Part of the Job | Creativity; creating something that someone hasn’t had before and opening the door to another spirit or style of drink.
Favourite After Work Drink | Water
Favourite at Home Drink | Coffee
Favourite bar in the world | Bar Raval (Toronto)
Best known for | Personality?
Best story from behind the wood | My first shift ever at The Bicycle Thief, I asked my bar mentor how to make a shirley temple. He looked at me and said, “Are you F&$*ng kidding me? Go home and get back here at 8am on Monday”. That first encounter has since blossomed into a beautiful friendship and business partnership.
What do you collect? Memories.
Favourite thing about your city? The warm, approachable nature of people.
What was the last photo that you took? A picture of a basketball game.
Where was your last vacation? Colombia
Any claims to fame? Won Bacardi Legacy 2017 for Canada & will be competing at the Global Finals in Berlin in May, 2017.
Red or White? Red
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Cointreau
London or Paris? Never been!
Glass or Tin? Tin