Nicole and Marcus revisit one of their first interviews with King Cocktail himself, Dale Degroff. He’s a bartender, author and “one of the world’s foremost cocktail experts,” according to in the New York Times. He’s also worked some of the US’ best bars, written some timeless books and helped found award-winning training platform Beverage Alcohol Resource. Furthermore, Dale has opened a Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans.
In this episode, Dale, Nicole and Marcus discuss the cocktail revolution and the future of the bartending industry. You’ll also hear Dale’s opinions on the test of a true bartender. Dale Degroff is a firm authority in the bartending industry, and his views are fascinating.
“When I got into the industry in the early 70s, the palette of colours that we had to work with was so less interesting than it is now. With the explosion of luxury brands and premium brands etcetera, you see this extraordinary rich repertoire for us to dive into. And that’s all happened in the last 20 years. That’s amazing.”Dale Degroff
In The Master Series, The Living Proof Podcast will be taking in the advice, stories and opinions of those considered to be legends of the industry. If you enjoyed this, then be sure to listen to Dale’s original episode. To listen to our 2020 recap, click here. Cheers.