Who | Japhet Bower
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Mrs. Robinson
Past Bar(s) | Northern Maverick Brewing Co., Bar Hop Brew Co., La Carnita, Soho House, The Whippoorwill, The Grove, Parlor Foods
Favourite Spirit | Mezcal
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit juice
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri
Favourite Part of the Job | Making a guest’s night.
Favourite After Work Drink | Dieu du Ciele’s Péché Mortel. Failing that, any spirit. Neat.
Favourite at Home Drink | A full-bodied red wine or a dry Rosé if it’s nice outside.
Favourite bar in the world | The Calmos Cafe (Saint Martin). Sandy floor, right on the beach. Everyone is French and very happy. Perfect beach bar.
Best known for | Remembering your drink.
Best story from behind the wood | On our first night open at Famous Last Words, a couple we served got engaged and had their reception there later to commemorate that moment.
What do you collect? Spices and seasonings.
Favourite thing about your city? Multiculturalism and tolerance.
What was the last photo that you took? Bowling for charity with fellow bartenders.
Where was your last vacation? Sailing with my folks.
Any claims to fame? I’m named after Noah’s son in the Bible.
Belt or suspenders? Suspenders
Fernet or Cynar? Cynar
New Orleans or New York City? New York City but I have a feeling that will change once I visit New Orleans.
Glass or Tin? Tin