Thomas Ryan

Where do you come from Thomas?

I currently reside in Exeter, UK.

Where do you work?

I work as a bartender at┬áDoctor Ink’s Curiosities.

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

I have been incredibly fortunate to have only been entering professional bartender competitions for just under a year and have already placed in several national competitions, including Top 50 in the UK for Diageo World Class, and have had the joy of contributing to a menu that won the Imbibe Themed Drinks List 2017. I’m hoping my approach to drinks design that I have learned from Doctor Ink’s, of starting from different points of inspiration, will set me out from the crowd as I look at serves as an experience first, rather than just liquid-first.

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

I hope my design is versatile enough that people from all walks of life can see some personal meaning in it and find a use for it. To me it has a balance of elegance and simplicity that will suit most spaces.