Tristan is widely regarded as one of the key pioneers of molecular mixology and modernist bartending. His journey with alcohol has taken him to over 300 distilleries, through the history of drinking, distillation, molecular mixology, barista skills and flavour science. Tristan has trained bartenders and hospitality professionals in over forty countries, is a regular speaker at Tales of the Cocktail, and was awarded CLASS bartender of the year in 2011 and came runner up in the UK barista championships in 2009. His first book, The Curious Bartender, became an Evening Standard Bestseller in 2013 and has been followed up by a further five books, selling over 300,000 copies internationally.
Thomas has spent the last 17 years perfecting his skills in the bar industry. Having managed high profile venues across the country he moved to work as a UK brand ambassador for Jose Cuervo Tequila and later for Tanqueray gin. In this role he travelled the UK training bartenders and sommeliers about hospitality, spirits and mixology. Thomas has conducted seminars in multi sensory mixology and the theatre of drinks in countless countries across the globe and has a passion for fusing classical and modernist bartending.
Thomas is a regular contributor to Spirits Business magazine and has also written for GQ, Cocktail Lovers and Diageo Bar Academy.
Matthew has over 14 years experience in the hospitality industry, having worked in and operated a multitude of venues across the UK. He specialises in creating innovative cocktails and menus, having produced concepts for venues around the world and winning multiple creative cocktail competitions, including becoming the UK champion for Luxardo and creating the official cocktails for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games hospitality events. Matthew is also an avid collector of bar memorabilia and information, with a personal collection nearing 1000 items ranging from books and magazines to vintage equipment and oddities.
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