Who | Andre Duncan
Where | Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Current Bar | I’m a Cocktail Mercenary, I work anywhere my services are required.
Past Bar(s) | King Hall, L ‘Assommoir Notre-Dame (Montreal), La Fabrique à Boire (Québec), Les Enfants Terribles (Magog)
Favourite Spirit | Drinking is like listening to music: Would you listen to the same song all the time? It depends on my mood, who I’m with, where I am, etc… Like songs, you need to change and adapt to the moment to build memories.
Favourite Juice | Idem
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Idem… but I’m a sucker for a good Penicillin
Favourite Part of the Job | Making people happy and cocktail competitions
Favourite After Work Drink | Blonde beer
Favourite at Home Drink | Scotch
Favourite bar in the world | King Hall (Sherbrooke), Baxter Inn (Sydney), Guest House (Tel Aviv), Bramble Bar (Edinburgh)
Best known for | Creativity
Favourite “at work” memory | A few years ago, a guy was sitting at my bar with a friend and told me he thought a girl sitting further, with her friends, was beautiful. He wanted to buy her a drink without looking like a douchebag. I told him I’d handle it and prepared a round for everybody, including bar staff, in order to blend the groups together. A year after, the venue was closed for a private gig, after a wedding. The groom and bride arrived first, crying, telling me that without me, they would have never met and that a shot changed their lives.
What do you collect? Memories
Favourite thing about your city? The Cathedral
What was the last photo that you took? The brand of power steering oil brand I need for my car.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? South Africa
Any claims to fame? I won the Global Final of the Jameson Barrelmen’s Homecoming 2018, the Canadian Final of the New Malt Order 2017 by Auchentoshan and the Jury’s Choice Award at the Global Final of the Bartenders Society 2019 by St James.
Prosecco or Cava? Either
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Depends what I need to do
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple