Who | Vincent Pollard
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Currently making Gin in Bogota, Colombia
Past Bar(s) | Bar Raval, Tennessee Tavern, Geraldine, Northwood, Fountain, Belljar, Stella
Favourite Spirit | (London Dry or Plymouth) Gin
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Dunhill
Favourite Part of the Job | Helping guests discover new things and discovering new things via guests’ experiences.
Favourite After Work Drink | Cava
Favourite at Home Drink | A glass of Ribero Del Duero
Favourite bar in the world | Cafe D’Mongo’s (Detroit)
Best known for | Pollard Punch (Milk Punch with Fernet and Canadian Whisky)
Best story from behind the wood | I couldn’t possibly divulge. Bartenders are part therapist and part priest – confidentiality is key.
What do you collect? MP3s, photos of overhead wires and tiny, invisible paper cuts that only lime juice can find.
Favourite thing about your city? The diversity – it’s anything you want it to be.
What was the last photo that you took? Probably a photo of overhead wires.
Where was your last vacation? Went to England to see family (kind of a vacation!)
Any claims to fame? I once met Aphex Twin.
Belt or suspenders? Belt
Fernet or Cynar? Depends. Nothing better than a Fernet highball with Mexican cola and lime but Cynar is a better shot.
New Orleans or New York City? Do I have to choose? I like New York because it’s the pinnacle of North American cities and New Orleans because it’s blissfully un-American.
Glass or Tin? Tin. 100%
Are you available for freelance gigs? In theory but I just don’t have the time!
Find him: Instagram
Media: We don’t need it do we?