Meet the team

BORN IN DUBLIN,CRAFTED IN LONDON.

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.

Ciaran 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.

We aim to provide a well-curated selection of world class, ready-to-drink bottled cocktails from the critically acclaimed team behind Homeboy Bars, the home of Modern Irish Hospitality. While we will operate primarily in the retail arena, we can also cater to interested On Trade partners: while our Tailor -Made programme will allow us to provide bespoke bottled cocktail recipes and labels for both the On Trade as well as the consumer marketplace. Whether a social gathering, wedding, or any other event, we can tailor our services to suit your needs.

Ciarán Smith

Ciarán Smith

Co-Founder & Director

Dublin born and raised, Co-founder of Homeboy Bar - Top 4 best new international cocktail bars 2019 Top 10 best international cocktails bars Europe 2020 at Tales of the Cocktail Awards. With a background in some of the worlds prestigious 5-star hotels from NYC to London, such as Waldorf New York & The Dorchester London.

Aaron Wall

Aaron Wall

Co-Founder & Director

Dublin born and raised, Co-founder of Homeboy Bar - Top 4 best new international cocktail bars 2019 Top 10 best international cocktails bars Europe 2020 at Tales of the Cocktail Awards. With a background in some of London’s most awarded cocktail bars such as Callooh Callay, London Cocktail Club and some of Dublin’s busiest venues.

Conor Bartley

Conor Bartley

Co-Founder & Director

Dublin born and raised, Conor has worked in some of the UK & Ireland‘s finest five-star hotels such as, The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin, St Pancras Renaissance, County Hall Marriott, JW Marriott Grosvenor House and Kimpton Fitzroy London. Conor’s experience within the hotel industry will ensure the Bottle Cocktail’s meet your brand and guest expectations.