Who | Scott Asencio
Where | Reno, Nevada, USA
Current Bar | Thirsty’s Cocktails & Lounge
Past Bar(s) | Back Bay Pizza & Cocktails, Top Golf Swing Suite, The X Bar (Cupertino, CA), Buffalo Wild Wings (San Jose, CA), Toon’s (San Jose, CA), McNeil’s (Santa Clara, CA), By-Th’-Bucket Bar & Grill (Santa Clara, CA)
Favourite Spirit | Malahat Spiced Rum
Favourite Juice | Cranberry
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Black Manhattan
Favourite Part of the Job | Meeting New People and Introducing Them to New Spirits and Cocktails
Favourite After Work Drink | Jagermeister (Shaken Hard)
Favourite at Home Drink | Red wine
Favourite bar in the world | Bourbon & Branch (San Francisco)
Best known for | Crafting New Cocktails
Favourite “at work” memory | Saving a Person’s Life with the Heimlich
What do you collect? Football Jerseys (from defunct leagues) and Shot Glasses (of course)
Favourite thing about your city? It’s thriving bar scene and bartender community
What was the last photo that you took? The 24 ounce Rib Eye, Roasted Broccoli and Steamed Rice that I cooked last night
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? New Zealand
Any claims to fame? I won the Jagermeister cocktail contest five times back in the 90s.
Prosecco or Cava? Is both acceptable?
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Peychaud’s though I prefer Fee Brothers and Infuse Bitters
Singapore or San Francisco? San Francisco (only because I haven’t been to Singapore yet).
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple (goes better with Malahat Spiced Rum)
Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
Media: NEWS REVIEW: Beaten path Reno’s bar scene holds hidden gems