Swansea, South Wales.
At the current moment in time, no one is hitting the mark harder than The Blind Pig. However, given my tendency to change my mind at the drop of a hat, Made in The Shade, Satan's Whiskers, and One Leicester Street.
Quite partial to a well made Old Fashioned ya know.
Urrmm, depends what you mean by bad ass. Working with some of the greatest in the city for me is considered Rock n Roll. However, bad ass moments; launching lay backs in Pacha in Ibiza. For that moment I felt like Tommy Lee.
Yep, no other specifications needed...
Work on Spitalfields, it's all good and well pushing the boat out as far as you can with weird and wonderful drinks, however, it's growing more into the digital perception of the bar and drinks as much as friendly industry back patting. Look at Sammy Ross, Attaboy. Idol and genius.
Best probably has to be, 'if you finish a pint of Guinness before me, I'll take you out to dinner'... he lost. Worst - 'you look exactly like my mother... no wait... she's really hot...' Cringe worthy enough to put Leslie Neilson to shame.
I used to be a full blown touring musician. That's about as dark as I'm gonna get with that one. Most of my skeletons are all out in the open.
I'd call it "The Harlot" Suze Pour Bierre Rinse; bourbon, specifically W.L.Weller; Cocchi de Torino; Fernet Branca (happy now Ali Reynolds?!); and cherry bitters.
Early years... Jon Bon Jovi. With a little more maturity... a rock star.