After 12 years of operating Liberty, the bar that he founded, Andrew sold his locally and nationally award-winning Seattle bar to his staff. Andrew then started a liquor and wine distribution company called Scout Spirits, a well-spirits company called Industry Spirits, and a bulk whiskey investment company called The Whiskey Market. Additionally, Andrew is the Founding President Emeritus of the Washington State Bartender’s Guild, the Founding Vice President Emeritus of the Washington Distillers’ Guild, and the former VP of Education for the United States Bartenders’ Guild.

Current Occupation(s):

Bar Start-Up/Operations Consultant; Owner, Industry Spirits, a bartender-owned well spirits company.


Seattle, WA

Current go-to drink:


What book (or other resource) should every new bartender use to learn?

‘Setting The Table’, Danny Meyer

Bartender that inspires you today:

Murray Stenson – Seattle