Cal Byrne – Ireland
Cal is a 27-year-old bartender based in Dublin, Ireland. Born to a family of practicing artists, Cal spent his youth living between the bustle of Dublin City and the serenity of the Irish countryside. Having attended art college to study sculpture and fine art, Cal then committed himself fully to the craft of bartending. In 2016 with a group of peers, Cal opened his own bar in Limerick called Pharmacia. Pharmacia quickly became the home for art students from the local college and the general hub for young creatives in the west of Ireland. Following the success of Pharmacia, Cal assisted in the set-up, design and training of a new space called 101. From there he decided to seek out a proper cocktail education, which came in the form of a job in The Blind Pig Speakeasy in Dublin City. Here Cal honed his craft and prepared to enter World Class.