Who | Shawn Soole
Where | Victoria, Canada
Current Work | Clive’s Classic Lounge
Past Bar(s) | Foxtrot Tango Whisky Bar, Little Jumbo, OLO, Café Mexico, Pagliacci’s, Miss Fitz (Singapore), Roxy (Singapore)
Favourite Spirit | Don’t have one, I love them all
Favourite Juice | Lime juice
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Toronto
Favourite Part of the Job | Having a guest give themselves to an experience, that perfect moment when the symbiotic relationship of guest and bartender is at its peak.
Favourite After Work Drink | Negroni
Favourite at Home Drink | Gimlet
Favourite bar in the world | Ulysses (Lisbon, Portugal)
Best known for | Hopefully being a mentor to many bartenders in Victoria
Best story from behind the wood | Too many to name, too many trips, guest shifts, hours of behind the bar for over 20 years
What do you collect? The obvious Cocktail Books and Shakers along with vintage comic books.
Favourite thing about your city? We are a big family, we all support each other but are all super competitive.
What was the last photo that you took? Basil infused Botanist Gin
Where was your last vacation? Disneyland
Any claims to fame? Plenty, but none of them matter when you have 6 chits in front of you on a Friday night.
Belt or suspenders? Belt
Fernet or Cynar? Fernet
New Orleans or New York City? New Orleans all the way
Glass or Tin? Tin