WORLD CLASS COUNTRY WINNER 2015

Kevin Patnode, Turkey

Kevin is originally from Rhode Island USA, but since the age of 18 he has lived, studied, and worked in over five countries. He started bartending as a hobby when he was a student in Shanghai, and then found a job bartending in NYC at the Standard Hotel. He loved being able to meet interesting people, learn more about each of the spirits and their history and the way that bartending broke the monotony of his previous office jobs.  Now living in Istanbul, he’s been working hard to bring quality cocktails, good service and raise the level of bartending in Turkey.