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About us

With over 30 years’ experience within the global hospitality scene, 3 industry names have come together to create The Bottle Cocktail Shop.

The Bottle Cocktail Shop has been created by the irrepressible trio of Ciarán Smith & Aaron Wall – founders of the International Award-Winning Homeboy Bars Group – and Conor Bartley – Rooms Division Manager at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London. The trio hold a hugely impressive résumé in the Hospitality industry, having cut their teeth at world-class venues including London Cocktail Club, The Dorchester, The Waldorf Astoria NYC, Grosvenor House London, and The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin.

Ciarán Smith, whose creative inspiration provided the impetus for this project, recognised the demand for a more accessible at-home cocktail experience, and went about redefining the marketplace to offer an experience that is both easier to navigate and that also embraces quality and accessibility in its core ethos. The Bottle Cocktail Shop will stock a list of shelf-ready bottled cocktails that will excite both experienced cocktail drinkers and cocktail novices alike.

Following the success of The Bottle Cocktail Shops online store and listings on Amazon, led by our range of ten bottled cocktails the store & select bar will be challenging the conventional off-license experience. The Bottle Cocktail Shop will be an informal and welcoming environment that is a helpful and enjoyable experience for the customer that provokes discovery for them to bring the bar home by giving confidence in the quality and helping clarify great choices.

Our aim is for the guest experience to be as easy and enjoyable as possible, catering to all guests, regardless of drinks knowledge.

This will be achieved by a number of elements including a short leaflet menu clearly and simply defining the offering. Taking guesswork work away by selecting two of each spirit and sub-category organised via our internationally tasting conclusions of Very Good and Outstanding. This will match the colour coding on the shelves to give guests multiple touch points they can use to make their shopping experience easy. All with that warm welcome and great tunes we are famed for.

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MEET

CIARÁN

CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Interesting Fact

I am 5 star luxury trained and have worked and managed in some of the best hotels in the world most notably the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Since opening Homeboy Bar it has been opened and has been nominated one the best bars in the world.

Favourite Bottled Cocktail

East 8 Hold Up because it’s a delicious fruity tropical drink you can have any time of the day.

MEET

Aaron

CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Interesting Fact

Represented Ireland at the Cocktail World Cup and every year Homeboy Bar has been opened and has been nominated one the best bars in the world.

Favourite Bottled Cocktail

Diamond Daiquiri because it’s smarter than it looks, we not only recreated the acidity of fresh lime but the taste of it in a clear daiquiri.

MEET

Conor

CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Interesting Fact

I have traveled the world extensively, visiting almost 50 different countries & worked in the hospitality industry since the age of 16.

Favourite Bottled Cocktail

Session Negroni, I love the bold punchy flavors and perfect balance of gin, campari & vermouth. Perfect on a summer’s day or post dinner aperitif.