Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Alan Mulvihill

It's only open from July to the end of September, but Richard's sought out pop-up bar Whisky Or Death to find today's Edinburgh Barstar Of The Day, Alan Mulvihill.

Name: Alan Mulvihill

Age: 30

Bar: Whisky or Death

Background: Born in Galway, Ireland. Went to school in Cork. Quit university after three weeks of computer programming. Trained in hospitality before spending five years in hotels. Went to New Zealand and worked at the Rugby World Cup in Auckland in 2011. He moved to Canada to work in a craft beer bar and then to Australia, spending four years in Melbourne working at Whisky and Alement and Black Pearl. After a brief return to Ireland at the request of his Australian fiance they both moved to Edinburgh chasing whisky. Following a spell at Devil's Advocate he now manages this pop-up bar

Ambition: To make his own whisky

Favourite Drink: Tallisker 10 Old Fashioned


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