Angus Winchester


Angus Winchester has 20 years’ experience in the bar trade and has consulted on bar projects and educated bartenders around the world. He co-founded IP Bartenders, set up Tiki destination Trailer Happiness in London and is a global ambassador for Tanqueray gin.‘My key books are really David Embury, Harry Johnson, Jerry Thomas, Imbibe by David Wondrich, Charles H Baker, Paul Harrington’s Cocktail – The Drinks Bible for the 21st Century (1998) and The Bartender’s Guide by Jack Townsend and Tom Moore McBride (1951).‘I bought most of my books through www.abebooks.com, having identified them through reading the bibliographies in other books. When I started it was easy, and a number of people sneered, but my feeling was that books never lose their value and that information is key. I bought cheap and now the books and the information are more valuable.’