James Grant

James Grant | Bartender Atlas

Who | James Grant
Where | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Current Bar | Fairmont Royal York – Library Bar, Clockwork, and Reign
Past Bar(s) | Little Hong Kong (Edmonton), Woodwork (Edmont0n), Three Boars (Edmont0n), Wilfred’s (Edmont0n), Baijiu (Edmont0n), Pablo (Edmont0n)
Favourite Spirit | Scotch Whisky
Favourite Juice | Lemon
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Irish Coffee
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 | Handshake Speakeasy (Mexico City)
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 on the doorstep of the world.
What was the last photo that you took? A giant model boat I bought by accident.
Where was your last vacation? Isle of Skye

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? Unlikely. Toooo busy.
Find him: Instagram