4bars.com.au caught up with Merlin during his visit to Australian shores in August. This is a full transcript of that interview.
Alchemists, and Behind Bars consultants Marco Nunes (QLD), Sean Baxter (VIC) and David Beatty (NSW) have recently been appointed as the 2009 Smirnoff Black Copper Cup ambassadors. All previous competitors in this challenging competition, theses ambassadors will provide mentorship to Copper Cup entrants in their state.
Sven Almenning, Director of Behind Bars, will receive the Outstanding Contribution award at the Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards next Wednesday, 23 September. So before he takes the stage next week we thought we would give you a little insight into Sven's career and how he went from Norwegian Naval Officer to the Company Director of Behind Bars.
Having taken care of James Burrough's 1820 recipe for Beefeater London Dry Gin for so many years, in 2008 Desmond created his own masterpiece the new Beefeater 24. We put him under the spotlight for six quick questions before he comes to Sydney in September for the BarShow...
4bars.com.au pulled up a stool at Parlour to shed some lime light on a refreshingly ego-free operator, who really would be working behind the bar of both venues if her schedule allowed.