Who | Blake Hall
Where | Melbourne, Australia
Current Bar | The Store Room
Past Bar(s) | The Den, The Woods of Windsor, Katuk, Casa de Vinos, Fall From Grace, The Waiting Room
Favourite Spirit | Whisky whisky on the shelf
Favourite Juice | Also whisky
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Japanese Slipper
Favourite Part of the Job | The chance to perfect an art, be it explaining a single malt in a way a new customer can enjoy it, mixing a cocktail or cracking shit jokes to keep your patrons entertained whilst your bar staff all hate you.
Favourite After Work Drink | Beer.
Favourite at Home Drink | Whisky
Favourite bar in the world | Above Board – Melbourne. Just go already.
Best known for | Falling down.
Best story from behind the wood | Entered a fairy floss cocktail competition, got disqualified. Entered a fruit tingle competition, also disqualified. Entered pineapple competition, won. Went to the final, competed against best mate, we teamed up and did a 2 part presentation with other competitors between us, time travelled, served a cognac manhattan on a jello shot, was fun. Also placed second in the state in a vodka raspberry competition. These are all on my resume.
What do you collect? Hot Wheels cars and vintage Chartreuse
Favourite thing about your city? 24 hour ramen
What was the last photo that you took? A picture my spider bite. Want to see my butt?
Where was your last vacation? Perth. Drank lots. Cheers Xander.
Any claims to fame? Fell over once.
Red or White? Depends on the dish. Somm life.
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Cocktail – Cointreau, Neat – Grand Marn
London or Paris? Paris. Closer to Chartreuse.
Glass or Tin? Harder to break tins
Are you available for freelance gigs? Absolutely.
Find him: Add me on facebook for a good time.
Media: I flaired once.