This week on In the Drink, Joe Campanale sits and chats with renowned bartender and co-founder of The 86 Company, Simon Ford. From running a wine shop to opening some of England’s most lauded cocktail bars, judging spirits in competition and marketing some of the biggest brands on the planet have made Mr. Ford a highly respected voice in the spirits industry. Simon reflects on his experiences through the years in the industry and how things have changed since he helped re-launch Plymouth Gin. Find out why he thinks Pisco could be the new Mezcal and follow along as Joe and Simon taste a few spirits on air and talk shop. This program was sponsored by Fairway Market



“Whoever thought that from being a bartender you’d be flown to places like Sydney and Hong Kong to teach people how to stir a martini?” [2:15]


“Bartenders by their general nature always want something they can’t have.”[13:58]


–Simon Ford on In the Drink