Who | Thomas Egan
Where | Adelaide, Australia
Current Bar | Thrift Shop Bar, (Studying at Le Cordon Bleu)
Past Bar(s) | New Gold Mountain (Melbourne), Prahran Hotel (Melbourne), Fumo Blu, Hotel Tivoli
Favourite Spirit | Currently Gin but I’ll always have a not-so-secret affair with Whiskies and Rum
Favourite Juice | Fresh pressed apple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri
Favourite Part of the Job | Slinging cocktails
Favourite After Work Drink | Colonial IPA and/or Bourbon
Favourite at Home Drink | Kentucky Tea or Gin with a Twist
Favourite bar in the world | Banker’s Bar (Barcelona)
Best known for | Cocktails
Best story from behind the wood | My last night at New Gold was hectic. Massive service, a collection of signed polaroids, a bottle of bourbon and one hell of an evening was a sure-fire way to send me off. Shout out to the Melbourne massive and Bourke Street Borough.
What do you collect? Anything I can afford. Duty free is the death of me. I always check the liqueurs section of old pubs and country bottle shops for an old Chartreuse – best find was a 6 YO Yellow and a Zen Green Tea!
Favourite thing about your city? Chilled metropolitan vibes and constant innovation in hospitality pushing each other to improve.
What was the last photo that you took? Selfie in a tiki shirt melting in a pop-up cocktail bar during a 42 degree day.
Where was your last vacation? Domestic: Torquay. International: Thailand
Any claims to fame? I made Top 5 in Australia for the Moutai Baijiu Enter The Dragon competition in 2017, as well as several state level competitions in SA and VIC.
Red or White? South Australian Reds, Bourgogne Whites
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Grand Marnier
London or Paris? Por que no las dos?
Glass or Tin? Stirred in the glass, shaken or thrown in tins
Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes, keen!
Find him: Instagram