From describing the evolution of the modern bartender against the backdrop of cocktail history, Matt goes on to explore the alchemy of flavour and how he builds layers of flavour into each and every cocktail he makes.
The Talented Mr Fox is the brainchild of the highly acclaimed Matt Whiley, who is a mixologist and drinks consultant advising advises clients on every aspect of designing, running and managing a bar. He also creates his own spirits, cordials, syrups, bitters and cocktails. Matt's achievements and reputation have led him to be named The Evening Standard's top 1000 most influential Londoners. His groundbreaking work has impacted the cocktail industry globally, having co-founded Fluid Movement and five award winning bars across London (Purl, Worship Street Whistling Shop, Talented Mr Fox & Peg + Patriot) He is also the founder of boutique liquor brand Moonshine Kid and distils his own Dog's Nose Hop Gin. His new bar, Scout, opened in Shoreditch in April 2017. Recently he created and coordinated a groundbreaking Line Up Bartender Edition cocktail-and-food matching event at The Typing Room in London's East End. Matt is a drinks consultant to, among others, Fera at Claridges, Restaurant Story, Hoppers, Shotgun BBQ, The Marksman, Yosma, Bone Daddies Group, Rok Smokehouse, Straight & Narrow and Bird of Smithfield. He has also done product development work for Highland Park Whisky, Facebook, ITV, Converse and British Airways. The Peg + Patriot bar has been nominated as the most creative bar in the 2016 Time Out Bar Awards and was in Time Out's top 10 Bars in London in 2015.