Brendan O’Shaughnessy

Brendan O'Shaughnessy | Bartender Atlas

Who | Brendan O’Shaughnessy
Where | Winnipeg, Canada
Current Bar | –
Past Bar(s) | Smith Restaurant, Resto Gare, Cuchillo (Vancouver), Tuc Craft Kitchen (Vancouver), Pekinpah (Vancouver), Shed 5 (Wellington, New Zealand)
Favourite Spirit | Mezcal
Favourite Juice | Lime
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Remember the Maine
Favourite Part of the Job | Teaching and learning about the history of cocktails.
Favourite After Work Drink | Boulevardier
Favourite at Home Drink | Single Malt Scotch
Favourite bar in the world | Treetanic (Utila, Honduras)
Best known for | My liquor collection and vintage cocktail gear
Favourite “at work” memory | While working at Cuchillo in Vancouver a customer left a bottle of Patron, a year later they came back and asked about it, we still had it in our liquor room. We were a tequila and mezcal bar but we didn’t carry Patron so no one touched it.

What do you collect? Vintage Alcohol and cocktail gear
Favourite thing about your city? Winnipeg doesn’t follow trends
What was the last photo that you took? Appleton Rum Tasting Event
Where was last place you traveled? New Orleans
Any claims to fame? I don’t chase fame, I make great drinks. I might be a member of Team Taco at SACC, I’m on the wait list……

Lager or IPA? Pale Ale
Sparkling or Flat? Flat
Miami or Mexico City? Mexico City
Olive or Twist? Twist

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


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