Veteran bartender and long-serving general manager of award-winning The Gresham, Ryan Lane, is opening Brisbane bar Proof BBQ & Booze.
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You may have seen Millie Tang, sitting atop the shoulders of a coworker and filling 10 coupe glasses, stacked upon one another, with Daiquiri goodness — a Staiquiri, if you will.Here, she tells us the story behind that, how opening and running the now departed Deathproof changed her life, and why she’s loving being behind the stick at The Gresham.
“It is my firm belief that if you are going to love a specific spirit category, that you love it in all of it’s forms — particularly those of such convenience as the RTD,” says Ryan Lane.
Every female manager will at one stage of their career be accused of being a bitch. How do we as women maintain our image as a strong, natural born leader if when managing staff we are called out for being ‘bitchy’, and how can we work together to eliminate this issue? The answer to that question in my opinion is Respect.
Most bartenders are well acquainted with 5am, though it’s not often when the snooze button gets slammed. More often it’s tequila (or whiskey) getting slammed and kick-ons begin. If I’m kicking anything on at 5am, it’s the shower because I’m too hungover, too tired or god forbid.. it’s still dark.
Though they’ve come and gone and come back again, The Gresham has had a knack for renewing their team with some quality young guns. Bartenders like these two here, Jack Stacey and Justin Croucher, who have made The Gresham their home.
“Amongst all of this I feel that you’ll get a great insight into not only the team here at The Gresham, but our combined passion for this wonderful industry of ours and just how passionate us QLD’ers are,” says The Gresham’s Ryan Lane.
Just who comes up with these worldwide day of drink celebrations, we don’t know, but we do know that we’re looking forward to World Whisky Day on Saturday the 19th.
The Gresham is one of Australia’s great bars, having won the coveted title of Bar of the Year at the Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards twice, and this month they’re taking over Australian Bartender magazine.