Emily Sweeney

Emily Sweeney

Who | Emily Sweeney
Where | Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Current Bar | Down One Bourbon Bar
Past Bar(s) | Gospel Bird (New Albany, Indiana)
Favourite Spirit | Bourbon
Favourite Juice | Lime
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Manhattan
Favourite Part of the Job | Being creative and sharing that creativity/craft with others.
Favourite After Work Drink | Black Manhattan up with a cherry
Favourite at Home Drink | Bourbon neat
Favourite bar in the world | Don’t have one. The one’s that are near and dear to my heart are because of the people who are usually accompanying me or because of the staff itself.
Best known for | Having a wonderful night with the people you care about regardless of the type of bar or bar program.
Best story from behind the wood | Nigh’s start blending together but I do specifically remember this one incident. In Louisville you will find painted fiberglass horse statues throughout the city some have been purchased at auction and others are on display until they are auctioned off. We had a statue that was to be auctioned off in front of our bar (keep in mind that they retail for around 20,000). Well you can imagine having a full size horse statue in front that we were always having to ask people (usually younger people) to get off the horse. Well one night as a table of business people leave a woman who had to be in her late 50’s early 60’s hops right up there and starts riding the horse while everyone else is taking pictures. I was floored that I had to ask a person older than my parents to “get off the $20,000 horse” especially since there were two signs attached that said “Do not touch the artwork”.

What do you collect? Bourbon
Favourite thing about your city? Bartending in Louisville isn’t a competition. Everyone knows each other in some capacity. Consumers are sent from one bar to another at the recommendations of their bartender. It’s a wonderful little big city.
What was the last photo that you took? My ferret Chekov being ferrety
Where was your last vacation? Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Any claims to fame? Not as of yet

Belt or suspenders? Belt
Fernet or Cynar? Cynar
New Orleans or New York City? Haven’t been to either
Glass or Tin? Glass

Are you available for freelance gigs? Always