Who | Jess Morton
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Reid’s Distillery and Toronto Institute of Bartending
Past Bar(s) | Infuse Cafe Bar, Coq of The Walk, Estia, Mariposa Cruises
Favourite Spirit | Gin or Scotch. Gin.
Favourite Juice | Lime.
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Old Fashioned.
Favourite Part of the Job | Getting to know the customer, and helping them elevate their dinning/drinking experience.
Favourite After Work Drink | A gin and tonic, or a proper IPA.
Favourite at Home Drink | A gin sour, or gin old fashioned.
Favourite bar in the world | ABV (San Francisco), The Pontiac and J. Boroski (Hong Kong)
Best known for | Making a good martini, or creative mocktails.
Best story from behind the wood | A credit card machine stopped working, and the customer said, “there’s no way it’s my card, I can buy a brand new car with this thing.” It wasn’t him, it was the machine.
What do you collect? Love looking at new gins on the market, especially Canadian ones. Mill Street Brewery does an amazing hopped gin with Citra Hops. Also collect limited edition European beer, the ones that are packaged in their own boxes like expensive scotch.
Favourite thing about your city? There’s always new and weird food to try. Always a great place to drink.
What was the last photo that you took? Picture of my whisky tasting flight at the LCBO’s Popup shop.
Where was your last vacation? Hong Kong
Any claims to fame? I bartended a Polish wedding on a boat, and lived.
Red or White? White.
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Cointreau for mixing, Grand Marnier neat.
London or Paris? London.
Glass or Tin? Tin.