Alissa Gabriel – Judge

Bars Manager, Hinchcliff House

Hailing from Rockhampton in Queensland, Alissa made her way down first to Brisbane, then to Sydney. She has worked behind the sticks for 10 years & spent half that tenure at The Speakeasy Group across three venues; Eau De Vie, Mjolner & Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Alissa has competed in multiple competitions but in 2015 won the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition National Final & competed in the global finals representing Australia. In 2019 she was on the tasting panel for the Australian Distilled Spirits awards in the contemporary Gin category, which as an Aussie Gin lover she found quite an exciting challenge.

Her newest venture since its opening in April 2021 has been Hinchcliff House, a four-floor Heritage-listed Wool store in Circular Quay- Home to Restaurants Lana, Grana, Bar Mammoni,  a basement bar called Apollonia & an events space. She acts as Bar Leader for the venues.

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