Who | James Grant
Where | Edmonton, Canada
Current Bar | Little Hong Kong
Past Bar(s) | Woodwork, Three Boars, Wilfred’s, Baijiu, Pablo
Favourite Spirit | Scotch Whisky
Favourite Juice | Lemon
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Bobby Burns
Favourite Part of the Job | Our ability to host our guests, and give them a genuine, wonderful experience.
Favourite After Work Drink | A glass of champagne
Favourite at Home Drink | A 50:50 Tanqueray No Ten Martini
Favourite bar in the world | Civil Liberties (Toronto)
Best known for | Being named Diageo World Class 2021 Global Bartender of the Year. Also for crying at six consecutive World Class Finals.
Best story from behind the wood | They’re all good. We have the best job in the world.
What do you collect? Too many bottles. Sabered champagne corks.
Favourite thing about your city? It’s gritty, honest, and full of people who want to support one another.
What was the last photo that you took? A glass of whiskey poured for me by my dear friend Jeff Savage at Botanist Dining in Vancouver.
Where was your last vacation? Vancouver
Belt or suspenders? Belt
Fernet or Cynar? Cynar
New Orleans or New York City? New York City
Glass or Tin? Tin
Are you available for freelance gigs? If my schedule allows.
Find him: Instagram