For those that haven't met you please could you give us a quick background of what you were doing before launching Cocktail Canaries?
I started bartending in Scotland in a variety of different bars before going to Ibiza and then Barcelona where I got the opportunity to work at Dry Martini (featured in World's Best Bars every year) which really focussed me on a career of bartending.
I arrived in London in 2017 with £200 in my pocket and sleeping on a friends sofa. I started by applying to all the bars in the world's top 50 and was rejected by them all but was given an opportunity at The Hoxton Pony and then worked in a number of bars such as Trailer Happiness, Mahiki and the Worship Street Whistling Shop. Some of the best advice I received was from a mentor of mine Alex Turner to get a broad range of experience working in a number of different bars and not become associated with one particular way or style of working.
During this time I became the Chartreuse ambassador after winning the National Bacardi competition which used a touch of Chartreuse in the drink and then the big move for me with becoming European Ambassador for Stolichnaya for 3 years and then launched Jindea my own brand of tea-infused gin.