Paul Mathews

My name is…
Paul Mathew

My role is…
Bar owner, drinks consultant and writer

I’m based in
Phnom Penh, Cambodia and London, UK

I’ve worked in the industry for…
20 years

Happiness in a glass is…
Manhattan: 1/3 Bulleit Bourbon, 1/3 Bulleit Rye, 1/3 sweet vermouth, orange and aromatic bitters, small lemon twist, on the rocks. At least that’s what it is at the moment - I wouldn’t be happy if I could only drink one thing!

I love working with…
Enthusiastic bartenders and new ingredients

Latest best experience…
Getting the keys to our second bar (and all the dramas that leads to!)

Top tip…
Try to learn something from everyone, whether it’s another bartender, a customer or the bar back - as bartenders we get to meet a huge variety of different people on a daily basis, and they all have a story!

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Read Paul's contributions:

> Just Another Whisky Book?

> Batch and Tap

> What's in a name

> Trend watching - fun times ahead

> Barrel & Bottle ageing chart

> How Asia Pacific could change the bar