Who | Amy Michelle
Where | Dublin, Ireland, Europe
Current Bar | Ukiyo
Past Bar(s) | House Dublin, The Exchequer Dublin
Favourite Spirit | Bourbon is fecking delicious
Favourite Juice | Bourbon 😉
Favourite Classic Cocktail | I love an Old Fashioned naturally but may be turning to the 20th Century soon.
Favourite Part of the Job | That face people make when they try a new drink/spirit you’ve made and love it, and have no idea why they’ve not had it before.
Favourite After Work Drink | Pint of Guinness
Favourite at Home Drink | Cheap DaDa wine
Favourite bar in the world | Pagan Idol (San Francisco). That place is other worldly.
Best known for | Tiki, tattoos, Bourbon and Red hair.
Favourite “at work” memory | A few years ago I was working a particularly busy shift. A guest commented on my service when it died down. “I’ve never seen a bartender pour 4 draft, a G&T, take cash of one customer, give change to another and kick a fridge door closed without looking, all at the same time!” This feels like I was slacking now but it genuinely meant the world. And proved my purpose.
What do you collect? Pins, snapbacks, Fernet Coins. Original right?
Favourite thing about your city? The passion in storytelling, no matter its format. Dublin is super creative, no matter the corner you turn, you’ll meet see or awe at something that tells a story.
What was the last photo that you took? The river in Limerick city.
Where was last place you traveled? Domestically, Limerick city in the west of Ireland. Flown to Scotland also a few weeks ago.
Any claims to fame? I’ve won a few Domestic and UK comps, with different spirits companies, most notably Southern Comfort and Powers Irish Whiskey. I’m a member of the Irish Hubertus Circle.
Lager or IPA? Lager
Sparkling or Flat? Flat
Miami or Mexico City? Mexico City
Olive or Twist? Olive