I joined Bond Street with a simple mission ‘Build, experiment and be part of a Vision’. For me it’s being part of a team at the start of a story working with dynamic and passionate people who also want to create the truly marvellous and even sometimes the bizarre! I previously worked for two years at Burleigh’s Gin working alongside Master Distiller Jamie Baxter, not only was I distilling, launching products that I had designed but I helped develop the gin schools, the events and even had the occasional appearance on TV and Radio. My Dad taught me to make a gin & tonic when I was nine, he wouldn’t let me taste it but he showed me there was an artistry to a gin & tonic and I think that ideal has followed me through my bar work at university and on to collating an eighty strong gin menu. Being a distiller is a joy; following an idea from conception to that first pour and seeing the reaction of the drinker is still a wonder to me.
If I was drink, I’d be an ‘Old Fashioned’: simple in concept yet comes with many different facets beneath the surface waiting to be unleashed.