Lewis Parry

Where do you come from Lewis?

I currently reside in Grimsby, UK.

Where do you work?

I work as a managing director at the Curious Cat Bar.

Could you tell us a bit more about your career in the hospitality industry?

My highlights have been coming 3rd in the international beluga competition. Meeting some of my heroes in the drinks trade. Competing in the well renowned bartenders vs sommeliers competition for imbibe. Many tastings, many friends and many fun nights. Thanks to this trade my family have forged out lives. I met my girlfriend and we have been working together for many years now. I have a huge amount of drive and I always have a Vision of a final product. Be that the cocktail or the menu. There is always that one ruling guide to light me on my way. I am a northern English man. And I owe my life to my family and my friends. I try to treat every aspect of my life in a humble and genteel manor always with respect for craftsmanship and trying to be the best that someone can be.

Why do you think you have what it takes to become the new Glassologist?

Because I have a vision for a glass that will create a new drinking ritual. This will be a development on what already exists. I have a background in art and design and after studying for my degree in creative art practice I have every understanding of what it takes to bring a project to life with an eye or a final design. I have also worked in the on trade for half my life and thus have an intimate knowledge of current drinks trends and believe that Libbey is the company that wants to Leland on those trends.