Who | Lindsay Rose Wood
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Homebar! Moved onto sales with Beam Suntory
Past Bar(s) | Pinkerton’s , Rose and Sons Queen, Bar Raval, Dailo, 1602, Parts and Labour
Favourite Spirit | Gin
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Vesper
Favourite Part of the Job | Learning about new spirits, creating delicious beverages, finding that special balance that someone has never enjoyed before.
Favourite After Work Drink | Guiness
Favourite at Home Drink | Dirty Gin Martini – even though Josh thinks its useless. Let me be honest, I am really just replacing the olive brine in the jar with gin. The gin is a vessel for the olives. I know, I know.
Favourite bar in the world | Sitting at the bar at L’Express in Montreal is what gave me an understanding of the hospitality I most enjoy. I also love visiting my friend Fred at his space THR bar in Montreal because it brings a lot of the things I enjoy together in one place. I am proud of him for following his passion and opening a space that is a bar, skate park and music venue. I can’t wait for the right opportunity to follow my heart and create a space with so much love in it.
Best known for | My glasses.
Best story from behind the wood | I have run dry! They all sound a little curmudgeonly these days. I will update you when I can remember something positive, but right now it’s a lot of me being proud of how I handled challenging guests or difficult situations. I got much better at this as I grained experience behind wood.
What do you collect? Vinyl
Favourite thing about your city? The cultural diversity.
What was the last photo that you took? A picture of soup that my friend left in my fridge for me to eat when I came home from 3 weeks in Japan.
Where was your last vacation? Japan
Any claims to fame? I delivered a baby after work, early one morning. The city of Toronto awarded my friend and I with a humanitarian award.
Belt or suspenders? Belt
Fernet or Cynar? Fernet
New Orleans or New York City? New York City. I have never been to Nola but I hear its HAWT
Glass or Tin? Tin