Peter O'Connor

Peter was born in Dublin, and has spent the last 15 years working in the industry. He started in a local Dublin bar, where his love for whisky and cocktails began.

Peter has worked in some of Ireland’s biggest bars, as well as in one of Sydney’s high-end spirit bars. Peter has represented Ireland on many occasions, most notably in the 2003 Moscow Open Cup in Russia. In 2008, Peter was hired by Diageo – Ireland, working as a mixologist and spirit brand ambassador for Guinness, St. James Gate Brewery and the Bushmills Distillery. Peter has trained at over 350 bars, hotels and restaurants, and continues to train staff on an ongoing basis.

In addition to loving his job, family and Irish culture, Peter really enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking and camping. He is also a reader of philosophy, and a keen collector of spirits and old cocktail equipment.