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Tag: The Barber Shop
Mikey Enright and Julian Train had already opened one of the world’s most respected gin bars in the Barbershop and then followed suit with an amazing representation of a classic old boozer in the Duke of Clarence. They have stepped it up a rather large notch in the opening of Hickson House.
‘Working for The Barber Shop has been an unreal experience. I have been able to do things here that I never thought possible. Being able to work and learn from some of the industry’s best has allowed me to want to become the best I can be.’
Hickson House Distilling Co is the latest, much anticipated venture from Mikey Enright and Julian Train, the team behind The Barber Shop and The Duke of Clarence, joined by distiller Tim Stones (ex-Manly Spirits).
There are few gin drinks quite as refreshing as the Gimlet, and none that can be made so simply. A character in Raymond Carver’s The Long Goodbye describes the drink thus: “A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose’s lime juice and nothing else.”
Having made the Top 16 rounds of the Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year sponsored by BACARDÍ & De Kuyper in his two previous attempts, this year saw Russell land at the pointy end of the comp.
Silvio Carta uses ingredients like elicriso, native to Sardinia, to give a scent to their gins that is wholly their own. And they make for some delicious drinking classic cocktails, too, as shown here by The Barber Shop’s Cristiano Beretta.
The Duke of Clarence opened in December 2017, and has had a pretty good time of things since then: they’ve expanded to trade seven days a week, from midday to 2am, and picked up a bunch of awards recognition — like the title of New Bar of the Year at the 2018 Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards.
Those dapper lads from Sydney’s The Barber Shop want to make sure you’re looking your best during Sydney Bar Week (even if you’re feeling your worst). To that end they’re knocking 50 per cent off the price of a haricut and all barber services come with a complimentary Jameson Tipperary Cocktail.
Mike Enright is to open a new bar, called The Barber Shop, on York Street in Sydney’s CBD. Opening in the early July it’s a collaboration between Enright, Julian Train and Chris Mills, and will feature a classic barber shop with a bar out back.