Williston Irvine

Williston Irvine | Bartender Atlas

Who | Williston Irvine
Where | Halifax, Canada
Current Bar | Bar Kismet
Past Bar(s) | Agricola Street Brasserie
Favourite Spirit | Mezcal
Favourite Juice | Lime
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Sazerac
Favourite Part of the Job | Meeting people and hearing their stories. Making them cocktails that they’ve never experienced before.
Favourite After Work Drink | Beer and bourbon
Favourite at Home Drink | Mezcal or Bourbon
Favourite bar in the world | Bar Raval (Toronto)
Best known for | Regional Winner of Bacardi Legacy 2018 and working under two of the best Bartenders in Halifax.
Best story from behind the wood | The first time I had to cut someone off and kick him out, he was quite drunk and stumbling, harassing other guests. He asked me for another drink and I told him that I wasn’t comfortable serving him and that I was going to have to ask him to leave, he looked at me dead in the face and said “Fair enough!” and left. I don’t know if that’s the best, but it’s the first that came to my head!

What do you collect? Amaro, Mezcal & Bourbon. Records. Glassware.
Favourite thing about your city? The hospitality industry in Halifax is insane. The support that we all share is what drives us and is the reason why we’re a food and drink destination. And that we’re on the water!
What was the last photo that you took? A photo of me in a Bacardi Christmas style sweater that was sent to me from Puerto Rico.
Where was your last vacation? Toronto
Any claims to fame? We’re in the latest issue of Imbibe 75 which is pretty cool. I don’t know if it’s a claim to fame, but it’s pretty cool!

Red or White? Red
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Cointreau
London or Paris? Paris
Glass or Tin? Tin

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
Find him: Instagram
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