Who | Eric Bennett
Where | Birmingham, USA
Current Bar | The Atomic Lounge, and Paradise Chow Food Truck
Past Bar(s) | Saturn Birmingham, Carrigan’s Public House; Bettola; Brio Tuscan Grill
Favourite Spirit | Whiskies of all origin
Favourite Juice | Fresh squeezed pineapple, but secretly lemon will always be number one.
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Negroni
Favourite Part of the Job | Meeting people and discovering their likes and dislikes.
Favourite After Work Drink | A beer and a shot
Favourite at Home Drink | Single Malt, neat
Favourite bar in the world | Any bar I’m currently in
Best known for | Smiles.
Best story from behind the wood | The best stories are ones in which you can take part – so come see me and create our own magical tale.
What do you collect? Whisk(e)y and travel experiences.
Favourite thing about your city? Birmingham is welcoming – but it’s resilient. It finds a way to overcome very serious odds, and despite people’s best efforts, gets stronger and better with each passing day.
What was the last photo that you took? A sketch of the interior plans of a house.
Where was your last vacation? Vacation – that’s tough as there is a lot of travel for work, and some vacations can last hours, or just minutes, instead of days and weeks. But the last proper, non-industry vacation was in Cancun.
Any claims to fame? I’ve got a long way to go before I can claim any kind of fame.
Belt or suspenders? Belt
Fernet or Cynar? Both, equal parts, with a Good People Pale Ale
New Orleans or New York City? New Orleans in the Winter, NYC in the Summer
Glass or Tin? Glass
Are you available for freelance gigs? Always.
Find him: Instagram