Who | Tristin Vissers
Where | Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Current Bar | The Relic Lobby Bar
Past Bar(s) | Elements Casino in Ontario
Favourite Spirit | Whiskey
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Toronto
Favourite Part of the Job | The art behind the craft, the personalities behind the bar and creating/discovering new ways to enjoy spirits full time.
Favourite After Work Drink | Whiskey. Neat in a Glen if there’s one kicking around.
Favourite at Home Drink | Glenrothes 18 Year Old or a random whiskey from my collection.
Favourite bar in the world | Would it be weird to say it’s the bar I work at? Nowhere else has a feeling like home more than where you spend the time with the workers and friends you love.
Best known for | Understanding a customer’s taste profile and finding them the best cocktail I can create or (if I’m particularly lazy that day) Google!
Favourite “at work” memory | If we run late, which we often do when industry people stop by, we will all sit back and have great conversations. Sometimes that breaks into boardgames or dancing. No matter how it goes, ironically, my favourite part of my shift is the customer relation part. That’s what builds great regulars which in turn builds a great atmosphere in the bar most nights.
What do you collect? Whiskey! Speyside Scotch being my favourite to collect in general.
Favourite thing about your city? Stratford is quaint and preserved. It gives you a small intimate artsy town feeling while having quite the night life.
What was the last photo that you took? Most likely a landscape
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? California, LA or Chicago IL! One for Tiki the other for Jazz bars!
Any claims to fame? I have won a competition for Dipmomatico Rum creating a craft cocktail bases around their aged spirit.
Prosecco or Cava? Cava
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura (both are tasty)
Singapore or San Francisco? San Francisco
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple
Are you available for freelance gigs? Absolutely! I’m a workaholic!
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