sean muldoon


SEAN’S EARLIEST PASSION WAS MUSIC. TO SUPPORT THAT PASSION, HE BEGAN TENDING BAR. IN TIME, ONE FASCINATION OVERTOOK ANOTHER. HE DISCOVERED COCKTAILS AND MIXED DRINKS. AND HE SAW OPPORTUNITY EVERYWHERE. AFTER WORKING HIS WAY THROUGH MANY OF BELFAST’S WELL-KNOWN BARS, WHERE HIS MANAGEMENT SKILLS WERE MUCH IN DEMAND, SEAN DID SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY. HE LEFT. HE LEFT TO START HIS OWN VENTURE – THE PERFECT DRINKS COMPANY, A ONE-STOP CONSULTANCY AND EVENT BARTENDING SERVICE.  IT NOT ONLY WON NUMEROUS PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS (FOR ITSELF AND FOR OTHER BARS); IT ALSO HELPED SHAPE A COCKTAIL CULTURE THAT IS STILL EVIDENT TODAY.

SEAN WAS MAKING HIS OWN LIQUEURS AND BITTERS WHEN HE WAS ASKED TO TAKE OVER THE BAR AT THE CITY'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS VENUE, THE MERCHANT HOTEL. IT WAS HERE THAT HE DESIGNED AND PERFECTED AN ENTIRELY NEW APPROACH TO MAKING ICE. IT WAS ALSO HERE THAT HE WAS REUNITED WITH JACK.

SOON, AND PERHAPS INEVITABLY, THE MERCHANT WOULD SOON SCOOP A WORLD’S BEST COCKTAIL BAR TITLE. 

FROM THERE TO NEW YORK, IT WAS JUST A BUNNY HOP.