Thomas Egan

Thomas Egan | Bartender Atlas

Who | Thomas Egan
Where | Melbourne, Australia
Current Bar | New Gold Mountain
Past Bar(s) | Prahran Hotel,  Fumo Blu (Adelaide), Hotel Tivoli (Adelaide)
Favourite Spirit | Currently Gin but I’ll always have a not-so-secret affair with Whiskies and Rum
Favourite Juice | Fresh pressed apple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri
Favourite Part of the Job | Slinging cocktails
Favourite After Work Drink | Hawker’s Pilsner
Favourite at Home Drink | Neat whisky or Gin with a Twist
Favourite bar in the world | Banker’s Bar (Barcelona)
Best known for | Cocktails
Best story from behind the wood | Smashing through silly season with a bar team full of friends, one of my best mates was fresh to bartending and decided to make us a knock off cocktail. Turns out the owner gets a little angry when you use $60 worth of rye, bourbon and rum to make each old fashioned…

What do you collect? Anything I can afford. Duty free is the death of me. I always check the liqueurs section of old pubs and country bottle shops for an old Chartreuse – best find was a 6 YO Yellow and a Zen Green Tea!
Favourite thing about your city? Chilled metropolitan vibes and constant innovation in hospitality pushing each other to improve.
What was the last photo that you took? Side by side bottles of Opihr Gin, one full and one empty following cocktail practice.
Where was your last vacation? Domestic: Torquay. International: France
Any claims to fame? I’ve competed in SA and VIC cocktail competitions but other than that, just my Adelaide reputation for all things stupidity.

Red or White? South Australian Reds, Bourgogne Whites
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Grand Marnier, Dubai Airport landed me a Cuvé du Cent Cinquantenaire
London or Paris? If I didn’t say London, Mum would be sad. Paris.
Glass or Tin? Well that depends on the drink, doesn’t it?

Are you available for freelance gigs? Relatively
Find him: Instagram

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