In this episode we have Phil Bayly, for those who don’t know, widely considered to be one of the greatest experts on Tequila and Mescal in the world – which is why he’s also the curator for all our Tequila and Mescal training content on Ananas. Phil has even been appointed as an official Mescal Ambassador by the Mexican Government, and was the first person in the world to receive this accolade.
In this episode we have Simon Ford joining us – Simon is the founder and Managing Director of the 86 Co, a boutique spirits company which launched in 2012, and includes amongst other brands the award winning Ford’s Gin. Simon Ford has to be one of the most highly regarded bar professionals in the world. He won the prestigious title for International Brand Ambassador of the year at the Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktail as far back as 2007, and then again for US Brand Ambassador of the Year in 2009, both times for his work on Plymouth Gin.
In this episode we have Jacob Briars the global advocacy director for Bacardi, and one of the most well liked and highly respected bar professionals in the world. Although originally from NZ, Jacob is currently based out of the U.S, but managed to find some time to pop into our Ananas office on a recent visit to Australia.