When he creates a drink it’s more like a work of art, which is not entirely surprising as Joe Schofield studied art before embarking on his career as a bartender. After university, he worked in bars all over the world before finally teaming up with top chef Ryan Clift at the Tippling Club in Singapore. Born in England, Schofield is a true cosmopolitan, despite having just put his name to a new dry vermouth derived from English botanicals and grapes. Not only is he revolutionizing cocktail culture, his creations also perfectly complement Ryan Clift’s avant-garde cuisine. As part of their “Sensorium” project, the two of them offer a symbiosis of award-winning cuisine and first-class cocktails. Joe’s ambition? Propel the alliance between fine dining and bar creations to a completely new level. In 2018, Schofield was crowned International Bartender of the Year at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, and shortly after that his skills were lauded in The Worlds 50 Best Bars 2018 where he was recognized as Bartender’s Bartender. He is the first person in history to win the industry’s two most prestigious awards. And there isn’t long to wait for his next project: in 2020, he and his brother will be opening SCHOFIELD’S BAR in their home town of Manchester.